Kathy Eskew, RN, BA, MHA

Kathy is one of those people that as soon as you meet her you warm up to her lovely smile and charming personality.  Kathy joined the Leadership Council soon after moving to become the CEO of the Kindred Hospital in San Antonio.  She is a Registered Nurse by profession and has been CEO of many Kindred Hospitals around the Country including Waltham, MA, Louisville, KY,  Greensboro, NC, Pasadena, TX but wanted to come back to Texas.  When the chance came to relocate to San Antonio, she jumped at the opportunity.  Since joining about 1 year ago she has quickly become a solid supporter of the organization and as the Revenue Generation Committee Chair, she is guiding us through the budget process with thoughtful and inventive ways to meet and exceed our goals.

As CEO of Kindred Hospital, Kathy has offered the use of the hospital Board Room for our Leadership Council and Event Committee meetings and is kind enough to supply a magnificent meal to all the attendees.  Kathy has also been instrumental in supporting our Fight for Air 5K Run / Walk with her goal of signing up 100 people to the Kindred Team.  So far she has managed to sign nearly 70 people with the team and has implemented many fund raising ideas at the hospital including “Wear your sports colors to work” that staff members on game day can wear their favorite sports team colors for a donation to the ALA. Kindred Hospital is a 59 bed acute care facility specializing in medically complex patients and is located close to the ALA offices in the Medical Center and has been a longtime supporter of the ALA.  But with Kathy’s involvement this has taken this to a whole new level with at another recent fundraiser in October called “Wine for a Cause” she invited many other CEO’s form other hospitals in the area to attend and brought up 20% of the event tickets.

We can’t begin to Thank Kathy enough for her amazing energy and professionalism that she brings into the organization and without all the hard work and dedication that Kathy has provided, the San Antonio office just wouldn’t be the same.