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Robert Ramey, President, Baptist Health Deaconess MadisonvilleRobert Ramey, MBA, FACHE
President
Robert Ramey began his current role as president of Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville in 2015. Prior to becoming president, Ramey served as vice president of ambulatory services for Baptist Health Richmond and prior to that as president and chief executive officer for Russell County Hospital, a 25-bed critical access facility in Russell Springs, Kentucky. Earlier in his career, Ramey also spent time as director of marketing and public relations and coordinator of physician network development at Baptist Health Lexington.

Though native to central New York, just outside of Syracuse, Ramey completed both his bachelor’s in health sciences and master’s degree in business administration at the University of Kentucky. He is certified as an ambulatory surgery administrator (CASC), and serves as an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Rural Health Association. He has volunteered and served on multiple local boards and societies.

 

Mohan K. Rao, MD, FACSMohan 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-SCPLorie 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, CPAKim 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-BCChristy 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 is currently pursuing her master’s in nursing administration from the University of Alabama.

 

Nicholas Spoonmore, MHA, FACHE, FACMPENicholas Spoonmore, MHA, FACHE, FACMPE
Vice President of Operations, Medical Group
Nicholas Spoonmore originally hails from Sellersburg, Indiana and joined the organization in 2017 as executive director of operations for Baptist Health Medical Group West Region. In 2019, he was elevated to assistant vice president of operations for the West Region before filling his current role as vice president of operations for Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Medical Group in 2021. In this capacity, Spoonmore is responsible for the daily operations of Baptist Health Deaconess Medical Group, Provider Recruitment, and Business Development.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration as well as a master’s degree in health administration from Indiana University. Additionally, Spoonmore is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and also in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

 

Wade Williams, Executive DirectorWade Williams
Executive Director
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.

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