William C. Nash, MD, Secretary

William Nash, MD, Secretary

Retired Physician, Hardin Memorial Hospital

Hometown: Elizabethtown, KY.

Education: University of Missouri (Columbia, MO), University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE).

Community Support: Dr. Nash is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and was past president of the Kentucky Orthopedic Society and the Hardin-LaRue Medical Society, and was a member of the Louisville Orthopedic Society. He also serves on the Advisory Board at WesBanco Bank and served as Chairman of the Board for First Citizens Bank of Kentucky and Director of Farmers Capital Bank. He also has been involved in numerous civic organizations including Rotary, United Way and the Kentucky Food Bank.

Occupation: Retired physician for Elizabethtown Orthopedic Associates and retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Family: Dr. Nash and his wife Marilou have four children and five grandchildren.

Why is it important for you to serve as Secretary for the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin Board? Baptist Health’s mission and legacy is to provide thousands of individuals within its 10-county region with first-class healthcare, and it’s important for me to be involved with a board that supports this crucial community asset.

Why is supporting community organizations and initiatives important for you? While I was completing my residency in orthopedics, I received some advice from a staff member that resonated with me. He said “When you come to a new town and start working with a new practice, you have to get involved in the community.” I followed his advice and I’m glad I did because the hospital and the community have provided me and my family with a great standard of living and I want to give back.

What does gratitude mean to you and what are you grateful for? I’m thankful for my family and for this community. From the schools to the churches to the people, Hardin County is an exceptional place. I don’t think you can find a more generous community.