KHA Celebrates Careers of Two Staff Members as They Retire
Friday, October 04, 2019 1:36 PM
Two KHA staff members are retiring after successful careers — Donna Meador and Brad Learn. Join us in celebrating their careers and wishing them well.
Donna Meador, RN, MSN, CENP, CPHQ has served as KHA's Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Health Professions and the Kentucky Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (K-HIIN) since 2012. Just prior to joining the Association's staff, she was the Vice President of Clinical Services at Jewish Hospital-Shelbyville. Meador notes that working as a flight nurse, being involved in stroke care (when TPA was first approved as a stroke medication), working with KONL and KNA (she was just elected as the President Elect for the Kentucky Nurses' Association) and being able to impact quality and patient safety across the state in her role at KHA as the highlights of career. She is grateful to her family for being so supportive throughout the years of her jobs and the long hours. Meador will remain at KHA in a part-time status through the end of the year and hopes to help on-board her replacement.
Brad Learn has served as the lead for the Emergency Preparedness program at KHA since 2016. This will officially be his "third" retirement! He had a long career with the original Louisville EMS program, then following a merger with the Louisville Division of Fire, he worked with the Louisville Emergency Management Agency. Learn retired from Louisville Metro government (CERS Hazardous), and then went to work for Kentucky Public Health Preparedness applying his hazardous materials training and knowledge to help the Branch develop their programs. This position included oversight of the ChemPack Program. He then became a Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator in the central part of the state. In 2016, he retired a second time from the state (KERS) before joining the KHA team. Learn and his wife plan to spend more time with their grandsons during retirement.
Dick Bartlett, who was the program's lead from 2004 to 2016, is stepping back to a full-time position to coordinate the KHA Emergency Preparedness and Trauma System programs.