Owensboro Health has named Chris Sale, a healthcare executive with extensive experience at systems in Louisiana, to the role of Vice President of Operations for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.
“I am thrilled to be joining an organization in Owensboro Health that has such a long history of serving the healthcare needs of the region,” Sale said. “The facility is truly a healing environment and provides a beautiful backdrop for the staff to care for patients. I look forward to collaborating with the team and doing my part to contribute to the health system’s continued growth.”
Sale joined Owensboro Health on Nov. 7, and he reports to Chief Operating Officer Beth Steele. His areas of responsibilities will include the Wound Clinic, Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center, Inpatient and Outpatient Radiology, Emergency Department, Trauma Services, Pastoral Care, Respiratory, Therapies and Food & Nutrition Services.
“We are very excited about the vast experience and expertise that Chris brings to Owensboro Health,” Steele said. “But just as important is his passion for building a culture of teamwork and excellence. Chris truly exemplifies our core commitments, and he looks forward to building relationships within the organization and the community.”
Sale recently served as Corporate Administrator of Operations for Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport. During his tenure, Sale achieved significant growth in cath lab margins, endoscopy margins, ophthalmic surgery volumes and vein procedures. He also developed a three-year strategic plan for Cardiovascular Services that expanded the service line and improved quality benchmarks; oversaw a major expansion of the endoscopy lab; and developed key partnerships with Children’s Hospital New Orleans and Tulane School of Medicine.
Sale has also held executive positions with Children’s Hospital New Orleans and Ochsner Health, New Orleans. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College and master’s degrees from both LSU and The University of Alabama at Birmingham.