DeAnna Hall, RN, BSN, CCWS
LG&E and KU
Job Title: Manager, Corporate Health and Well-being
Member of KHC for: Seven years
KHC Committee Participation: Executive Committee
DeAnna has oversight of LG&E and KU’s award-winning integrated population health well-being program.
What are you most excited about working on in the future around health and healthcare improvement?
I’m most excited about the possibilities. I’ve been in healthcare for over two decades, and my personal goal is to see a healthier community evolve before I retire! Now that everyone (schools, government, employers, non-profits, for profits) are all working towards the common goal of better health, I’m inspired that positive change is right around the corner for the entire region.
What do you see as the biggest threat to our community’s health? How do you feel it needs to be addressed?
Mental health is the biggest threat to our community’s health, especially now due to the drug epidemic. Like all public health issues, it needs to be addressed from a multitude of angles – with medical providers, employers, parents, and educators receiving more education and treatment resources to help address their needs.
Why do you think a multi-stakeholder coalition like the KHC is needed in the community?
The health and well-being of our region is a critical commodity to the success of our region. Having one entity that pulls everyone together for the common goal of improving the health and well-being of our region puts us ahead of other similar states and cities just starting to address the triple aim.
What is the KHC’s biggest contribution to improving community health and healthcare?
The KHC’s ability to be inclusive to all stakeholders in the health promotion arena gives it the ability to be a true change agent. Change can be slow and difficult. The KHC has the history, leadership, and fortitude to see us through to a healthier future.
What is your favorite quote?
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease”- Thomas Edison
What do you do in your spare time? Provide a fun fact about yourself.
I have three teenagers who keep my very busy — skiing, fishing, boating and playing games. Fun fact: I learned to snow ski last year!
What is your guilty pleasure (TV show, sweet treat, etc.)?
The Middle was my favorite show. It was cancelled last year, so I’m open to suggestions for a new show.
What is your favorite app or social media outlet?
Although I am a dog person, Weather Kitty is my favorite app. It doesn’t matter how bad the weather, Weather Kitty will make you smile.