UK College of Public Health Selects the First Norton Healthcare Endowed Professor
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2012) – Lawrence Prybil, professor of health services management at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has been named the first Norton Healthcare Endowed Professor in Healthcare Leadership. The professorship was established in July by a gift from Norton Healthcare based in Louisville.
“In so many ways, Dr. Larry Prybil is the ideal initial Norton Endowed Professor and we are very pleased and look forward to the impact and leadership he will provide in this role," said Dr. Stephen Wyatt, dean of the UK College of Public Health. "Norton Healthcare and Dr. Prybil share many common perspectives regarding the health care environment including the importance of leadership and commitment to excellence and quality," added Stephen Williams, president and CEO of Norton Healthcare.
Prybil joined the faculty at UK in 2010 after serving for more than a decade as professor, associate dean, and senior advisor to the dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. In addition, he previously held senior executive positions in two of the country’s largest nonprofit health systems for 20 years, including 10 years as CEO for a six-state region of the Daughters of Charity National Health System (now Ascension Health).
He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Prybil is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on the governing boards of hospitals, health systems, the American Hospital Association, and other nonprofit and investor-owned organizations. He and his multi-disciplinary research team recently completed their report on the third in a series of national studies regarding governance structures, processes, and culture in nonprofit healthcare organizations.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report, as a Top 25 School of Public Health, the UK College of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and a fully participating member of the Association of Schools of Public Health.