Murray B. Clark, Jr.
Vice President for Health Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
UK HealthCare® / University of Kentucky
Murray B. Clark Jr., currently serves as vice president for health affairs and chief financial officer of the University of Kentucky’s branded health care system UK HealthCare. The academic health system has 825 licensed beds, revenues in excess of $1 billion and encompasses the medical, nursing, health sciences, public health, dental and pharmacy patient care activities of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, as well as several off-site locations.
With more than 40 years of experience in health care financial management, Mr. Clark oversees all aspects of financial operations, revenue cycle and treasury, managed care contracting and decision support for UK HealthCare. In addition, he is also responsible for strategic planning and decision support, facility planning and development, which includes leading the design, construction and operational planning for the new Chandler Hospital pavilion that opened in May 2011.
Since joining the University of Kentucky in 1980, he has held several positions in finance and served as the Chandler Hospital CFO for 19 years. Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, Mr. Clark held administrative positions at Woodford Memorial Hospital in Versailles, Ky., and Morgan County Appalachian Regional Hospital in West Liberty, Ky.
He currently serves on the boards of directors for Kentucky Medical Services Foundation (KMSF), Central Kentucky Management Services (CKMS) and Coldstream Laboratories, Inc.
Mr. Clark earned an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Kentucky University.