Vice President, Physician Practices, Cooperative Healthcare Services, Inc.
Relocating to the Golden Isles from Louisville, Kentucky, Katie Wood brings
to the Health System more than 20 years of progressive responsibility
and leadership in physician recruitment, regional network referral development
and operations of large hospital-owned multi-specialty practice.
Ms. Wood began her career with Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare
in Louisville, Kentucky as a flight paramedic/communications specialist.
After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University
of Louisville, Ms.Wood began working in the area of physician- hospital
development as a Physician Recruiter. She quickly assumed additional responsibilities
serving as Director of Physician Recruitment for the multi-hospital system
and was promoted to Assistant Vice President of leading the Regional Physician
Relations strategy. With the changing health care environment, Ms Wood
assumed the role of Vice President and developed a hospital-owned physician
enterprise consisting of over 300 providers working in 70 locations.
As Vice President of Physician Practices for Cooperative Healthcare Services,
Inc., a strategic affiliate of the Health System, she will oversee the
growing number of physician practices that are part of the Health System,
which has grown to more than 100 practitioners and will continue to expand
as we recruit more physicians to serve the needs of our community.