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Covington Catholic Names St. Elizabeth CEO "Northern Kentuckian of the Year"

St. Elizabeth Healthcare CEO Garren Colvin is Covington Catholic High School's 2018 Northern Kentuckian of the Year.

Colvin will be honored at a luncheon on Friday, May 11 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The event is sponsored by St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

The Northern Kentuckian of the Year luncheon benefits Covington Catholic High School’s financial assistance program. In 2017-18, 103 students were awarded $450,000 in financial aid. The luncheon provides a vehicle for the business community to support Covington Catholic’s tradition. Last year, the Northern Kentuckian of the Year luncheon surpassed $1 million raised for tuition assistance since its inception. 

For reservations or to sponsor this event, visit www.covcath.org/NKYL or call 859-448-2247 extension 3.

Colvin has served as president and chief executive officer of St. Elizabeth Healthcare since June 2015. In January 2011, Colvin was named executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to 2011, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

Under his leadership and direction, St. Elizabeth Healthcare has shown a consistent financial increase and improvement each year, a news release said. In 2009, this improvement reached new heights as Standard & Poor’s and Fitch upgraded St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s bond ratings to AA- (up from A+).

Colvin was instrumental in the merger of the former St. Luke Hospitals and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, as well as the consolidation and addition of key physicians groups to St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Most recently, Colvin has been active in the transition of the Kentucky offices of OHC – Cancer and Blood Disorder Specialists – in Crestview Hills and Ft. Thomas in becoming part of the St. Elizabeth network. 

Colvin earned a bachelor of arts in accounting and business administration from Thomas More College in 1986 and a master of business administration from Northern Kentucky University in 1996.

Garren and Susan Colvin met while students at Thomas More College. They have been married for 26 years and are parents of daughters Kylie and Hannah. Kylie is a senior at the University of Kentucky and will be entering medical school in August. Hannah is attending Wright State University where she is studying psychology and neuroscience, and is a member of the volleyball team.

-Staff report

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