KentuckyOne Health Names Dr. Pat Alagia Chief Medical Officer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 9, 2013)—Damian “Pat” Alagia III, MD, will join KentuckyOne Health as chief physician executive and chief medical officer effective Sept. 16. Dr. Alagia is an experienced clinician, health care executive and entrepreneur.
Prior to coming to KentuckyOne Health, Dr. Alagia worked as an executive in two private equity-backed companies, first as the president of Safe Sedation, a provider of anesthesia services to ambulatory surgery centers and office-based practices, and later as the chief medical officer of Novasys Medical, the creator and developer of an office-based technology used to treat female incontinence.
Dr. Alagia attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate and completed medical school and residency training at the same institution. Following his residency and while building the practice, he earned MSB and MBAdegrees in finance from the John Hopkins University and served as the president of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia.
Dr. Alagia is a board-certified OB/GYN who completed three years of general surgical training at the University of Louisville Hospital before finishing his obstetrics and gynecology training at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Alagia was founding partner of a group OB/GYN practice in McLean, Va., and later was founding director of the Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery program at George Washington University Hospital.
A Louisville native, Dr. Alagia and his wife, Alexa Halaby, have three children: Madeline, Sarah and Alexander.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.