As Regional Chief Medical Officer, Scott Hedges works with the executive leadership team in Kentucky to ensure that the medical, nursing, laboratory and pharmacy decisions represent the best interest of the people our organization serves and the needs of the enterprise. To that end, his focus is on providing highly qualified medical professionals, state of the art medical technology and services that are compliant with Joint Commission, state and federal rules and regulations. The goal is for Centerstone to secure its place as an industry leader in the provision of medical services.
Dr. Hedges joined the preceding organization to Centerstone in 1987 as a volunteer at the crisis and information hotline. He took a four-year break while he attended medical school, and returned as a full-time employee in 1995. He was named associate chief medical officer for adult services in 1996 and then chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical services in 2009.
In addition to his role with Centerstone, Dr. Hedges is executive faculty with the University of Louisville Department of Behavioral Health Sciences. He has been associate hospital director for Central State Hospital, medical director for Wellspring Crisis Stabilization Unit and consulting medical director for Bridgehaven Mental Health Services.
He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has served on the Governors Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. He has published many times and was recognized as the MediStar Physician of the Year in 2012. He is the immediate past president of the St. Joseph Catholic Medical Guild and is currently in seminary working toward ordination as a deacon in the Catholic Church.
He received his bachelor’s in chemistry and his MD from the University of Louisville.