Ballard brings diverse experience in hospital administration to this role, previously serving as Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Moberly Regional Medical Center, a 101-bed facility in Missouri.
“I look forward to working with the dedicated professionals at Parkway Regional Hospital to continue their mission to serve the Fulton community,” said Ballard. “Because of their work, patients have come to expect quality, personalized care when they seek care here.”
During his tenure, the hospital achieved its highest ever employee satisfaction scores, successfully implemented electronic medical records, and enhanced quality measures including the implementation of a bar code medication program that is designed to reduce medical errors. Previously, Ballard was Director of the Roswell Clinic Corporation, part of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
“John offers a deep level of healthcare management expertise to lead our hospital,” said Robert Burrow, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Parkway Regional Hospital. “We look forward to working with him in his role as CEO.”
On behalf of the board, Burrow thanked previous CEO Rob Calhoun for his contributions, who accepted a new opportunity in West Virginia earlier this summer.
Ballard holds a PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology from Walden University. He received an MBA from Alcorn State University and bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. He is married to Melinda, and they have four children: Jeremy (25), Matthew (24), Phillip (20), and Saxon (16).
Parkway Regional Hospital is a 70-bed, Joint Commission accredited hospital offering citizens of Fulton and surrounding areas quality healthcare in a rural environment, close to home. Parkway Regional Hospital employs around 200 medical professionals and has an active medical staff of over 15 physicians offering specialty care.
2000 Holiday Lane (P.O. Box 866)
Fulton, KY 42041