UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center
UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center

A healthcare professional with more than 30 years experience in both not-for-profit and investor-owned hospitals has been chosen to lead the University of Louisville’s clinical enterprise, UofL Health.

Tom Miller, most recently president and CEO of Quorum Health in Nashville, Tenn., will assume the new post Jan. 7. UofL Health is a fully integrated academic health system that includes University of Louisville Hospital, the UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center and more than 110 specialized clinics and practices.

“We are thrilled to have a leader with Tom’s experience and ability join the UofL family,” said UofL President Neeli Bendapudi. “Given all of the possible changes that could take place in the health care market, it is more important than ever that we make sure UofL is positioned in the best way possible.”

As president and CEO of Quorum Health, Miller oversaw a $2.2 billion health care company that owns 38 hospitals in 16 states and manages or consults with nearly 200 others nationwide. He was responsible for all operations, strategic development, investor relations, capital investment and quality services. 

Prior to his work with Quorum, he served as division president for Community Health System in Franklin, Tenn., where he oversaw operations, acquisitions and strategic and market development for 28 hospitals in six states. He also has served as president and CEO of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, IN, and in several leadership roles with Hospital Corporation of America in Nashville.

Ken Marshall, who has served as UofL Hospital president during its transition to the university from KentuckyOne Health, will remain as chief operating officer. He will continue to focus on the operations of UofL Hospital and the Brown Cancer Center, making sure the organizations continue to achieve their quality and financial goals.

John Drees is a 35-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As vice president, communications and marketing, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing and brand, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.