MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL CEO FINISHES TERM AS KENTUCKY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Posted 08/03/2018

Jerry Penner, CEO

Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Jerry Penner, CEO, FACHE, finishes his term during the 2017-2018 year serving the Kentucky Hospital Association as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The changing of the guard recently took place and he will continue to fulfill his duties for the next year as past chair.  

Mr. Penner is a board-certified healthcare administrator and Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, he served as the CEO of the Madigan Healthcare System, Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA, and is currently the CEO of MCCH.

A 1978 graduate of North Hardin High School, Radcliff, Kentucky, he earned his B.S. degree in Biology at Murray State University (MSU), a Master’s in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Baylor University, Waco, TX and an M.S. in Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA. Mr. Penner retired from the United States Army as a Colonel after 29 years of service. He has 32 years in professional healthcare and served as the MCCH CEO since April 1, 2011.

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About Murray-Calloway County Hospital
Murray-Calloway County Hospital is a 152-licensed bed medical center located at 803 Poplar Street in Murray, Kentucky. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Western Kentucky area for over 100 years. Murray Hospital specializes in such major areas as women’s services, surgery, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, psychiatric services, emergency services and more. Murray-Calloway County Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.