UofL Hospital | Screenshot from KentuckyOne Health website

The University of Louisville Health system will have a new leader in 2019, the school announced Wednesday.

Tom Miller, a health care professional with over 30 years of experience, will be taking the top role on Jan. 7. As CEO, he will oversee UofL Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, among other clinics and ventures.

“Given all of the possible changes that could take place in the health care market, it is more important than ever that we make sure UofL is positioned in the best way possible,” UofL President Neeli Bendapudi said in a news release.

UofL Health is rebounding after its split from KentuckyOne Health in mid-2017. Ken Marshall, who had been president of UofL Hospital during the transition, will stay on as chief operating officer, the release said.

Miller was CEO of Nashville-based Quorum Health until May. Worth $2.2 billion, Quorum owns 38 hospitals and manages or consults with nearly 200 others nationally, the release said.

In the role, he focused on “shedding some of the company’s debt load by selling poorly performing hospitals,” according to news reports. He reportedly abruptly left the role.

Olivia Krauth
Krauth reports on education in Louisville, including JCPS, the University of Louisville and state policy.Before joining Insider Louisville, she covered technology and business as a reporter at TechRepublic. She also spent time on the data team at the Austin American-Statesman in Texas as a Dow Jones intern.Krauth graduated from UofL, where she was an award-winning editor of The Louisville Cardinal and obtained a degree in investigative journalism with a minor in Russian studies.Email Olivia at [email protected]