WARSAW — Kirk Ray, CEO of Lutheran Health Network’s Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, has been elected president of the Indiana Hospital Association’s Northeastern District and a member of the IHA Board of Directors. His two-year term begins Jan. 1.
“Indiana is fortunate to have dedicated health care leaders such as Kirk Ray who are committed to improving Hoosier health and health care,” said IHA President Brian Tabor. “Their experience and expertise is integral as we develop strategies to help shape the future of health care in our state and our nation.”
Ray has served as CEO of Kosciusko Community Hospital since 2015. Previously, he served as division vice president of operations for CHSPSC LLC, where he provided operations guidance and led strategic initiatives for affiliated hospitals in Mississippi. During his career in health care, which spans over two decades, Ray has served as CEO of Lutheran Health Network’s St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Valley Care Health System of Ohio in Youngstown, Ohio, and DeKalb Health in Auburn.
“With the increasing focus on health care reform and delivery, it is critical that today’s leaders understand Indiana’s unique needs,” said Ray. “The impact of policies at both the federal and the state level necessitates hospital leaders taking a more active role in the advancement of our health care system, which I can accomplish by serving on the IHA Board of Directors.”
The IHA Board of Directors includes representatives from hospitals and health systems from across the state. These health care leaders provide insight as IHA sets long-term strategic goals, develops its public policy agenda, and works to improve the health of all Hoosiers.