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Hospital votes to bring Dr. Phil Aaron back

Dr. Aaron gives reason for joining Westlake: 'It's obvious, I think; our home hospital - Westlake - needs our help.' - DR. PHIL R. AARON.
No problem with Taylor Regional, which has a winning product, he says.

Following a long Executive session which ended after approximately 1 hour, the Adair County Hospital District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to have Interim CEO Tim Menton enter into final negotiations to complete a contract with Dr. Phil Aaron, M.D.

The meeting was chaired by Jim Evans, with all members, Russell Guy Perkins, John Nall, Josh Harden, and Bruce White present.

Dr. Aaron is a Family Practitioner. He is the longest practicing physician in Adair County. He most recently was with the Taylor County Rural Health Clinic in Columbia, KY, and, prior to that, operated the Dr. Phil Aaron Primary Care Center.

There was no mention nor action on a second element of today's agenda, relative to the sale or transfer of the hospital.

Mr. Menton would not give many, details, but said that he thought the contract could be worked out with Dr. Aaron taking patients within two weeks.

He did say that the contract would carry a base salary, with incentives.

"He comes from a family with decades of medical service in Adair County," Mr. Menton said, and added that he believed Dr. Aaron would be a great addition to Westlake.

When asked why he was making this change, Dr. Aaron replied, "It's obvious, I think; our home hospital - Westlake - needs our help."

"No one could have been more supportive to me, personally, than Taylor Regional Hospital, starting with their CEO, Jane Wheatley, all the Way through their staff. They have a Winning product- a credit to health in South Central Kentucky."

"The plan for giving Westlake a boost is to encourage our patients, our citizens, to give Westlake a chance. It has an excellent staff; has the potential to be a top notch facility. I hope We can join hands and turn things around."


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An icon of Adair County healthcare coming back to Westlake

2012-04-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo From CM files.
Dr. Phil Aaron, MD, who has conducted the largest practice over the years in Adair County history, is expected to return to the Westlake healthcare system in approximately two weeks. The vote instructing interim CEO Timothy Menton to put the finishing touches on a contract with Dr. Aaron came this morning, Monday, April 2, 2012.

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The Big News from Monday: Dr. Phil Aaron coming to Westlake

2012-04-03 - V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson ST, Columbia, KY - Photo by Duane Bonifer. LWC photo.
Dr. Phil Aaron is returning to Westlake Regional Hospital. Dr. Aaron will be bringing a personal practice, the largest ever in Adair County. Additionally, Dr. Aaron is recognized for his leadership in healthcare delivery and for his innovative approach to healthcare patient relations and marketing. The photo above was taken at a Lindsey Wilson School of Nursing event in February, 2012. For that story with accompanying photos, click to, LWC honors 29 Nursing Students at Transition Ceremony. The Lindsey Wilson School of Nursing, long a dream of Dr. Aaron and his father, the late Dr. Oris Aaron, continues to be a passion of the younger physician.

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