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LifeSpring Health Systems Announces New President/CEO

(JEFFERSONVILLE, IN)—LifeSpring Health Systems announced the selection of their new President/CEO, Beth Keeney, DrPH. Current President/CEO, Dr. Terry Stawar, is set to retire at the end of the year.

Dr. Keeney currently serves as Executive Vice President of Community Health Initiatives and has been with LifeSpring since 2008. She was instrumental in the process of LifeSpring becoming certified as a Federally Qualified Health Center and the continued expansion of primary care services in Southern Indiana.

Dr. Keeney’s goals for the agency include the expansion of community health programming in rural areas and the development of strategic partnerships in order to continue the expansion of affordable healthcare. Dr. Keeney stated, “Access to behavioral health, addiction treatment, and primary care services, is a human rights issue. We are going to continue our efforts to grow our service delivery models to ensure patients have access to the services they need, when they need them, regardless of their ability to pay. No one should be
without necessary healthcare.”

Said Randy Dennison, Chairman of the LifeSpring Board of Directors, “Throughout her many years of service to LifeSpring, Beth has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to ensuring the availability of quality, comprehensive, integrated services to every individual in every community across LifeSpring’s service area.”

Dr. Keeney is a lifelong resident of Clark County and received her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Master’s degree in Business Administration at Indiana University Southeast. She received her Doctorate in Public Health from the Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Primary Health Care Association and serves on various committees for the National Association of Community Health Centers, the Indiana Council for Community Mental Health Centers, and the Indiana Rural Health Association.

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LifeSpring Health Systems is the state designated community mental health center in Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Orange, Perry, Scott, Spencer, and Washington counties and a Federally Qualified Health Center. LifeSpring serves more than 12,000 clients annually by providing a comprehensive spectrum of behavioral health and primary care services. To learn more, visit LifeSpring’s website at www.lifespringhealthsystems.org.

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