OHRH names Beth Steele new chief operating officer

November 23, 2021 | 12:08 am

Updated November 22, 2021 | 9:45 pm

Beth Steele has been named chief operating officer of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Steele is currently the vice president of operations and the chief nursing officer for Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio — part of the OhioHealth system. She is scheduled to begin her new role at Owensboro Health on Jan. 10. 

“I am excited to be part of a growing health system that has so much potential to impact healthcare in western Kentucky and southern Indiana,” Steele said. “The facilities are amazing, but it all starts with our team members who deliver high-quality care to our patients every day. I look forward to meeting the team and learning how I can help them be successful.”

Steele has held executive positions at OhioHealth since 2014 and has extensive experience with daily hospital operations, including nursing, emergency departments, surgical services, oncology, respiratory and rehabilitation. She has also been the hospital’s lead executive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, achieving financial stability and avoiding layoffs despite projections of potential losses and the suspension of elective surgeries.

Her tenure has also featured award-winning construction projects in surgical services and within the neurosciences tower at Riverside Methodist Hospital along with aligning the system care management team in population health. Prior to OhioHealth, Steele worked for 16 years with Premier Health, based in Dayton, Ohio. 

“Beth has impressive credentials and experience from some of Ohio’s top healthcare systems, and she is an outstanding addition to Owensboro Health,” said Mark Marsh, president and chief executive officer of Owensboro Health. “She is also an energetic, team-oriented leader who will help build a great culture for our leaders and team members.”

At Owensboro Health, Steele will direct the daily operations of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital — the system’s flagship, 477-bed hospital that opened in 2013. Her responsibilities will include quality and patient safety, clinical operations, patient experience, financial performance and service line development. The hospital currently operates a Level III trauma center, a maternity services unit with a Level III NICU, a structural heart program and the Regional Rehabilitation Center, among other services. 

November 23, 2021 | 12:08 am

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