Stephen Williams, the longtime CEO of Norton Healthcare, will retire at year-end. He will be succeeded by Russell Cox effective Jan. 1.
Williams, 65, is retiring from the Louisville, Ky.-based system after 23 years as chief executive. Under his leadership, the system grew to five hospitals and revenue increased from $269 million to more than $2 billion.
Cox, 58, has served as president and COO of Norton Healthcare for three years. He joined Norton in 2000 as VP of support services.
Greg Strahan has been named president and CEO of Owensboro (Ky.) Health after serving as interim CEO since April. He succeeds Philip Patterson, who resigned from his position in March.Strahan, 62, previously served as COO and VP of business development at the two-hospital system.
Under his leadership, the system opened Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, a 477-bed facility. The system's medical group, One Health, grew from 19 providers to more than 100.