Three Kentucky hospital systems have appointed William Jessee, M.D., a former Joint Commission executive, to head their new managed-care network serving the Louisville, Ky., area.
Jessee had been a quality consultant at two of the systems as well as interim chief executive officer of the systems' joint venture since January.
He also served two stints at the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Most recently, he was vice president for research and standards, a post he resigned from in March 1994 (March 28, 1994, p. 4).
In between his JCAHO jobs, Jessee was vice president for quality management at Humana in Louisville.
In his new post, Jessee will oversee a new partnership corporation formed by three not-for-profit hospital systems in Kentucky: Baptist Healthcare System and Alliant Health System, both in Louisville, and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (Ky.) Health Corp. Along with key physicians affiliated with each system, the partnership intends to pursue managed-care contracts.
The systems also are developing a statewide partnership with a fourth system, St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Covington, Ky.