Breier, Berryman Recognized as Health Care Leaders

Benjamin Breier was named 2015 Health Care Leader and Joanne Berryman was named 2015 Health Care Pioneer by Louisville’s Business First.

Breier, 44, is the new CEO of Kindred Healthcare, said. “I am proud of the successful integration efforts following several acquisitions over the years … . These strategic additions increase our ability to improve the lives of the patients we serve throughout the country.”

Breier is proud of the work he and his team do to give back to the community. “My leadership team and I feel that we each have a responsibility to give back to the Greater Louisville community,” he said. “It’s more than just a financial investment. It’s also about giving of our time and volunteering for those issues that are important to us.”

Berryman, 66, began as a nurse in 1969 and rose through the ranks to top hospital positions, with most of her career spent at Jewish Hospital, including president and CEO of Frazier Rehab and senior vice president of JHHS. After retirement, she began another career at Spalding University as Dean of Kosair Charities College of Health and Natural Science.

Berryman cited the development of the Outpatient Care Center at Jewish Hospital in the 1980s as one of the pivotal moments in her career.

“My years in health care administration taught me the value of self-confidence,” she said. “I often achieved self-confidence by building relationships with others.”

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