Alisa Coleman, MHA, ACHE
Interim President Alisa Coleman comes to Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville from Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, IL. Alisa began her role as Ferrell Hospital CEO in June 2015, where her leadership was transformative to the organization and community.
Alisa led Ferrell Hospital through incredible growth and challenges, and helped the organization achieve new levels of quality and success, including Ferrell Hospital’s first accreditation in more than 30 years. Ferrell Hospital implemented EPIC as their EMR during Alisa’s tenure. Her leadership of the organization’s primary care physician recruitment led to the opening of new clinics throughout three counties; Ferrell has also significantly expanded specialty services, including orthopedics, ENT, urology, oncology/hematology, infusion, and pain management. Alisa provided vision and oversight for the hospital’s $36 million expansion and modernization project that has changed the way healthcare is delivered in Saline County and surrounding communities.
Prior to joining Ferrell, Alisa spent 10 years as chief executive officer for Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, KY. Alisa's healthcare management career began at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford, KY, where she served as assistant administrator and held other leadership roles. Throughout her career, Alisa has shown dedication to her hospital and community by staying involved in civic and healthcare endeavors.
Mohan K. Rao, MD, FACS
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Rao has been employed by Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville since 1986 and currently serves as vice president and chief medical officer. Prior to his current role, he worked in various capacities including surgeon, chief of surgery, and director of critical care. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Rao received his bachelor’s in mathematics and doctor of medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 1977 and 1980, respectively. His education also includes completion of the burns and critical care residency at Cornell University in 1984 and his surgery residency, completed at the University of Louisville in 1986.
Lorie Oglesby, MBA, RN, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vice President, Human Resources and Education
Lorie Oglesby first joined our staff in 1991 to complete her nursing externship and has been employed full-time by Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville since 1997, when she began as a telenurse. In addition to these, Oglesby also held the roles of registered nurse and professional recruiter before focusing solely on the human resources department, which started in 2009 with her tenure as manager, director, and eventually executive director of human resources. Since 2020, she’s served as the vice president of human resources and education divisions.
Oglesby is a native of Western Kentucky having grown up in Hopkins County and completed both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration at Murray State University.
Kim Ashby, CPA
Vice President, Finance
Serving in the role of vice president of finance is Kim Ashby, a CPA and native of Hanson, Kentucky. Prior to first joining Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville as a staff accountant in 1989, Ashby acquired her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Kentucky Wesleyan College. Over her time on staff, she’s held a variety of titles including contract manager, internal auditor, financial analyst, special projects assistant to the CEO, and associate vice president before assuming her current role as vice president of finance in 2009.
Her responsibilities include providing strategic direction for the Madisonville market, long-range capital planning, and financial analysis of new business development opportunities. Ashby also oversees the monthly financial reporting process and provides administrative support for multiple hospital departments.
Christy Littrell BSN, RN-BC
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Originally from Southern Illinois, Christy Littrell came on board in 2006 as a PRN RN in the orthopedic and surgical unit. In 2007, she transitioned to the role of joint care coordinator, where she remained until later that year when she was named the assistant director of the medical-surgical unit. In February 2013, Littrell was promoted to director of medical-surgical before ultimately filling the role of vice president and chief nursing officer in 2021. In her current role, she is responsible for coordinating daily nursing operations, as well as the development, motivation, and mentorship of Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville’s nursing staff.
Littrell earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Murray State University and her master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Alabama.
Corey Keith MSN, RN-BC
Executive Director, Nursing
Corey graduated from Madisonville Community College with an Associate in Applied Science in 1990. She has been a nurse at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville for all but two years since that time when she worked at Murray Calloway County Hospital while allowing her husband to complete his education. She obtained her BSN from Murray State University in 2007 and her MSN from Loyola University in 2012.
Prior to being named director of nursing for the medical/surgical unit in 2007, Corey worked in numerous areas of nursing including Same Day Surgery, Home Health, Patient Flow Coordinator and Tele-nurse. She also assisted in the opening of the Express Admission Center, the Step Down Unit and other nursing units.
Wade Williams, a U.S. Army veteran, worked for the Madisonville Police Department from 1998 to 2018, serving as Chief of Police for the last seven of those years. He joined the Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville team in the summer of 2019 as the director of safety/security before being named an executive director over multiple areas of the facility in 2021. Williams received a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Oakland City University in Oakland City, Ind., and a master’s degree in public administration from Murray State University.