Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson

President and CEO of Baptist Health Hardin

Dennis Johnson understands how an organization can benefit from an active and dedicated foundation.

“A foundation is there to work for the good of the organization it serves,” he said. “Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is a critical part of our community and region. They educate our next generation of local leaders and create and strengthen our workforce by providing specialized curriculum. With a strong foundation, ECTC can build on their excellent efforts and meet the growing education and workforce development needs across the region.”

Johnson is president and CEO of Baptist Health Hardin, and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a master’s degree in Health Services Administration. He joined Baptist Health in 1990 as an administrative resident and has been promoted to several executive roles, including vice president at Baptist Health Lexington and administrator at Baptist Health LaGrange. He has been at the helm of Baptist Health Hardin since 2011, and during his tenure, the physician enterprise has grown from 17 locations to almost 50. Under his leadership, Baptist Health Hardin also realized the addition of a new Cancer Care Center as well as the North Tower expansion, which includes more than 50 private rooms.

“ECTC has been a partner to Baptist Health Hardin for many years, creating a pipeline of skilled healthcare workers who are expertly trained to provide top-notch care,” he said. “Working with the Foundation will allow me to help facilitate new growth at the college and build relationships that lead to even greater achievement.”

Johnson also is the previous past chair of the Kentucky Hospital Association. He and his wife Tracy have three children.

600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
The ECTC Foundation is led by a local board of directors and is a D/B/A of the KCTCS Foundation, the independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization recognized as the charitable partner of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The KCTCS Foundation provides fiduciary oversight and management through this partnership, allowing 100% of donated funds to go directly to ECTC programs.

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