Gary Lake Joins Lexington Clinic as New COO

LEXINGTON, KY. – February 7, 2023 – Lexington Clinic is pleased to welcome Gary Lake as its Chief Operations Officer – Surgical & Technical Services. Lake joins us from Midwest Medical in Wisconsin, where he served as the COO and led healthcare operations and designed business solutions alongside C-suite executives to direct project teams for a successful merger and transition of all systems, processes and operations, integrating departments and staff with the acquiring entity.
Gary earned his MS in Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has previously served at CHI in Omaha, NE, where he served as the Division Director of Neuroscience and Stroke, overseeing the orthopedic spine hospital, which was selected by Becker’s as one of the top 100 Spine Hospitals in the country.
“Gary’s background in operations, strategy and core business solutions are critical as we continue to grow and expand our services to serve the healthcare needs of Central Kentucky”, said Stephen J. Behnke, CEO of Lexington Clinic.

Lexington Clinic is Central Kentucky’s largest and oldest medical group. With 180+ providers in more than 30 specialties, we have been taking care of 600,000+ visits annually in the Lexington community since 1920.

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