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. She is scheduled to begin her new role at Owensboro Health on January 10th, 2022.
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, avoiding layoffs despite projections of potential losess and the suspension of elective surgeries.
“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.”