Kathy A. Young, FACHE
Kathy Young is president of St.Joseph Hospital, a St.Vincent Health
hospital in Kokomo, IN. She graduated from Marian College with
an associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy Sciences and a bachelor’s
degree in Allied Health. Young received her master’s degree in Health
Services Administration from the University of St. Francis.
She began her career as a Respiratory Therapist in Noblesville,
Indiana. She joined Mercy Hospital in Elwood, Indiana, as their
director of Respiratory Care just before the hospital joined the
St.Vincent Health system. She was promoted to director of Strategic
Planning and Marketing before going on to serve a number of
ministries in St.Vincent Health, including St.Vincent Carmel,
Indianapolis, Mercy and Randolph hospitals. In 2008, she was
appointed president of St.Joseph Hospital.
As a health care executive with more than 15 years of progressive
experience in acute care hospital and health system leadership
roles, Kathy has developed a proven track record in operations
management, financial and cultural turn-arounds, physician
relationship development, program development, and leadership
development and coaching. She also has significant experience in
performance improvement, LEAN management techniques and
leading broad change initiatives.
Young is a NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist, a Fellow in
the American College of Health Care Executives, and a member of
the Indiana Rural Health Association and Executive Women
A native of Carmel, Indiana, she lives there today with her husband,
Alan and daughter, Kate. In her free time, she enjoys coaching youth
sports, especially girls’ softball and volleyball.