Health and Family Services Cabinet
Health and Family Services Names New Inspector General
Mary R. Begley, ombudsman of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), has been named as the Cabinet’s Inspector General.
In January 2009, Begley joined CHFS from Ephraim McDowell Health, where she served as vice president of customer and physician relations since 2006.
A registered nurse, Begley joined Ephraim McDowell as a staff nurse in 1976, and held various positions with the organization, including director of marketing and community relations, education coordinator, and director of critical care. Begley received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University.
“Mary Begley’s broad experience as a health care professional and her knowledge of facility operations will serve the Cabinet well in her new role,” said CHFS Secretary Janie Miller.
“The responsibility this office has of providing quality regulatory services for the licensing of health care facilities, day care, long-term care and child caring agencies in the Commonwealth is of vital importance,” Begley said.
The Office of Inspector General regulates more than 2,200 day care facilities, almost 500 long-term care facilities and 2,550 other health facilities.