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Sue Tamme

Chair, Former President Baptist Health Louisville

Hometown: Alexandria

Education: Sue earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Health System Administration from the University of Louisville.

Community Support: Sue currently serves as Chair of the Baptist Milestone Wellness Center. Over the years, she has served in leadership positions with Republic Bancorp, Inc., the University of Louisville, the Baptist Health Medical Group Board, the Mayor’s Give a Day Board, the Greater Louisville, Inc. Foundation Board, Greater Louisville, Inc., the Bell Awards Spirit of Louisville Foundation Board, the Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center, the Chance School Board, the Kentucky Hospital Association, the American Hospital Association, the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation, Metro United Way, the Health Enterprises Network, Kentuckiana Works, the Junior Achievement Honorary Advisory Committee, the Kentuckiana Workforce Consortium, the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, the Kentucky Department of Insurance, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nursing Executives, the Kentucky Organization of Nursing Executives, the American Heart Association Board of Directors, the Community Health Alliance, the Center for Women and Families, the Oldham County Board of Health, the Healthier Communities Coalition, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the St. Matthews Area Business Association, the Jewish Family & Career Services Community Advisory Council, and the Mountjoy, Chilton, Medley Advisory Board.

Occupation: Sue is retired from her position as President of Baptist Health Collaborations. She previously served as President of the Louisville Market for Baptist Healthcare Systems, Inc., President of Baptist Hospital East, and in several positions with Baptist Louisville, including Vice President, Vice President of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Head Nurse and Staff Nurse of the Medical/Surgical Unit. She started her career as a staff nurse working in the Coronary Care Unit at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas.

Why do you volunteer in the community? I volunteer because during my 42 years with Baptist Health I was fortunate and honored to have so many outstanding individuals serve as volunteer board members, committee members, and so many other individuals who found ways to support our hospital. Now is my opportunity to serve as a volunteer just as they did.

How does healthcare support a thriving community? The Greater Louisville area is blessed with outstanding healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals providing excellent care. Many organizations looking at locations look at the quality and quantity of healthcare. It allows Louisville to serve as a hub for outstanding community health.

Today, who or what are you most grateful for? Today, I am most grateful for having the Baptist Cancer Team caring for my husband. The oncologists, Dr. Bhupalam and Dr. Joseph, the infusion team, schedulers, lab staff and ambulatory team have all worked together for over four years. We are so fortunate to have this level of care in our community.