UK HealthCare

Second Candidate for EVPHA Set to Interact With Campus Tuesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 26, 2017) – The chief operating officer for one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country will be the second candidate for executive vice president for health affairs (EVPHA) to visit the University of Kentucky campus this week.

Cam Patterson is senior vice president and chief operating officer at Weill-Cornell Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, a position he has held since 2014. New York Presbyterian Hospital was created through the merger of the medical centers associated with Weill-Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1998. It is ranked No. 6 among hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Previously, Patterson, a cardiologist, served in several clinical and academic positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Patterson will appear in two public forums on the UK campus, Tuesday, June 27:

  • 7:30 a.m. Pavilion A Auditorium, Chandler Hospital
  • 4:30 p.m. Pavilion A Auditorium, Chandler Hospital

At each forum, Patterson will speak for about 20 minutes on the future of the academic medical center and then take questions for about a half hour. Patterson will also participate in a variety of meetings with clinical and campus leaders throughout his visit to UK. His full vitae can be found at the EVPHA search website as well as a form for providing feedback about each candidate following the forum.

The other finalist for this position will visit campus Wednesday, with public forums at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Pavilion A Auditorium at Chandler. A resume will be posted approximately 24 hours prior to the campus visit. Feedback from all the forums is due by the close of business, Friday, June 30.

President Eli Capilouto convened a search committee to review and interview candidates. It is co-chaired by Eric N. Monday, executive vice president for finance and administration, and Wendy Hansen, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is composed of physicians, administrators, deans and staff.

The search committee – in consultation with Capilouto – interviewed several candidates recently. Capilouto extended invitations to the three finalists appearing on campus this week. The expectation is to extend an offer and have a new EVPHA transitioning in the coming weeks.

The new EVPHA will succeed Dr. Michael Karpf, who has led UK HealthCare for nearly 15 years through a remarkable transformation, growing to a $1.5 billion enterprise with nearly 40,000 inpatient discharges and 1.5 million clinic and outpatient hospital visits annually.

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