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Alisa Coleman named President at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, KY (May 19, 2023) — Alisa Coleman has been named the President for Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville.  She has been in the role as interim president since the departure of Robert Ramey last winter.  Ramey became the President of Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown, Ky.
“The local Board of Directors, the staff and leadership at both Baptist Health and Deaconess are in full support of naming Alisa to this role,” stated Mike Davenport, Chairman of the Board of Directors for BHDM.  “She has done a great job of moving the organization forward, gaining the trust of her team and building strong relationships in the community.  We are excited to have her.”
Coleman brings nearly 30 years of health care experience and leadership to BHDM.  Before coming to Madisonville as the interim president in January, she served as the CEO of Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Illinois, a Deaconess affiliated hospital.  Ferrell Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital with nearly $80 million in gross patient revenue, and 280 employees providing high-quality care to a primary service area of approximately 48,000 residents.

Coleman’s leadership at Ferrell was transformative to the hospital and community, as the formerly struggling organization achieved new levels of quality and increased its revenue several times over while under her leadership.  She oversaw a $36 million expansion and modernization project that more than doubled the size of the facility, while adding physicians, clinics and quality services to southeastern Illinois. Ferrell Hospital also implemented Deaconess’ instance of Epic under Alisa’s leadership.  She has brought those experiences to Madisonville as the organization prepares to undergo similar changes.

“Alisa has brought a renewed sense of enthusiasm to the team and has been a wonderful fit for the culture of BHDM.  Coming back to her Kentucky home has created a powerful sense of community within the organization and has garnered her strong support among regional business and government leaders,” added Davenport.

Prior to her role at Ferrell Hospital, Coleman was the CEO of Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, Kentucky from 2005-2015, and she also worked in multiple roles at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford, KY from 1994-2005.  She has a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, and is a native Kentuckian.
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