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Published on August 11, 2005

New Planning, Development Officer Named

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Georgetown, SC -- Rick Kaylor has assumed the position of Chief Planning and Development Officer for Georgetown Hospital System.

In this role, which is a new one for the organization, Kaylor will have responsibility for planning and coordinating Georgetown Hospital System projects.

Rick Kaylor

“As we continue to grow and change to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our community, the addition of this role will become even more important. We are very pleased to add Rick Kaylor to Georgetown Hospital System’s senior administrative team,” said Bruce P. Bailey, Georgetown Hospital System CEO, who announced Kaylor’s arrival.

Prior to his arrival at GHS, Kaylor served as system Vice President of Ephraim McDowell Health and President and CEO of Ephraim McDowell Health Resource. In this role Kaylor planned, developed and had administrative responsibility for 15 medical facilities across central Kentucky.

Kaylor has also held positions as Chief Operating Officer for a hospital in Tennessee and as a Vice President for two large regional medical centers in South Carolina and Louisiana.

Kaylor has Masters Degrees from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and Western Kentucky University. He received a Bachelors Degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Kaylor is a Certified Healthcare Executive through the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been a member and held leadership positions in several civic and professional organizations.

Kaylor and his wife Becca have four children.


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