Drs. W. Brian Gibler and Kevin Joseph Named to Top ‘100 Physician Leaders’ List by National Publication

CINCINNATI – July 18, 2012 – Becker’s Hospital Review has named W. Brian Gibler, MD, President & CEO, University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Senior Vice President, UC Health, and Kevin Joseph, MD, President & CEO, West Chester Hospital and Senior Vice President, UC Health, to their list of “100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems.”

This prestigious listing is based on the physician leaders’ healthcare experience, awards and recognitions they have received, and their enduring commitment to quality patient care. In order to compile the grouping, Becker’s solicited peer nominations which were then verified and condensed by a group of industry experts.

“This recognition speaks to the caliber of talent, vision and hard work exhibited daily by Drs. Gibler and Joseph as they’ve led University of Cincinnati Medical Center and West Chester Hospital, respectively,” said James A. Kingsbury, President & CEO, UC Health. “UC Health is the only health system in Greater Cincinnati to utilize physician executives as leaders of our hospitals and physician groups.”

Dr. Gibler has served as President and CEO of University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Senior Vice President of UC Health since September 2010. He was previously the Richard C. Levy Professor of Emergency Medicine and the chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for five years. He also served as executive co-chairman of the national quality improvement initiative called CRUSADE, which aimed to develop hospital-based strategies to reduce myocardial infarction occurrences.

Dr. Joseph has served as President and CEO of West Chester Hospital since September 2010. He also serves as Senior Vice President of UC Health in Cincinnati, medical director of UC Health emergency medicine and as assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine residency program. Before becoming CEO of West Chester Hospital, he was medical director of West Chester’s emergency department.

About UC Health

UC Health includes UC Physicians, Cincinnati’s largest specialty practice group with 650 board-certified clinicians and surgeons; University of Cincinnati Medical Center, ranked the best hospital in the region by US News and World Report; West Chester Hospital, Cincinnati’s newest hospital; Drake Center, Cincinnati’s premier provider of long-term acute care; the Lindner Center of HOPE, the region’s premier mental health center, and the UC Cancer Institute, the UC Cardiovascular Institute, the UC Neuroscience Institute and the UC Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute. To learn more, visit UCHealth.com.

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Media Contact:
Jeff Seal, APR
513-585-7567
jeff.seal@uchealth.com

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