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LOVELAND, OH -- HealthSource of Ohio announces the appointment of Jody Prather, MD as its next President and Chief Executive Officer following an extensive, nationwide search process. Dr. Prather succeeds Kim Patton, who announced in May 2023 her intention to retire from HealthSource. Dr. Prather will officially take over as CEO effective May 30, 2024.

Previously, Dr. Prather served as the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer with Baptist Health in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Prather has led the system through significant growth focused on expanding access to medical care, adding advanced technology, and meeting the distinctive health needs of each of Baptist Health’s communities.

Born and raised in rural Hardin County, Kentucky, Dr. Prather attended Centre College and earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville. After completing a family medicine residency at the Trover Clinic in Madisonville, Kentucky, he began his career in private practice in Elizabethtown. He joined Hardin Memorial Health, a regional health system serving a nine-county service area in central Kentucky, as its first vice president and chief medical officer in 2010 where he provided operational, clinical, and strategic oversight, while building the system’s first employed medical group.

Following that position, Dr. Prather was named vice president and chief medical officer for Baptist Health, serving as the system’s first chief medical officer overseeing system-wide quality initiatives. He rejoined Hardin Memorial as vice president for population health and chief medical officer for Hardin Memorial Health Medical Group in 2013, assuming additional responsibilities as chief strategy officer in 2017, before returning to the system role in oversight of strategy in 2018.

Dr. Prather and his wife, Missy, a retired registered nurse, have three children.

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