Melinda Joyce

Melinda C. Joyce

Instructor - Adjunct

Kowalewski Hall

Pharmacy Leadership Program - 0004

Professional Summary

Professional Summary
Melinda Joyce, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FACHE is a pharmacist with over 40 years of experience in healthcare. She is currently the Executive Director of the Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Research Foundation, which is in conjunction with Med Center Health, a six hospital health-system located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She retired from Med Center Health, the parent company for The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky in July, 2021 as Vice-President, Corporate Support Services. In her role as Executive Director of the Research Foundation, Dr. Joyce oversees all research activities of the students, residents, fellows, and providers at Med Center Health. Prior to retirement, her main responsibilities focused on quality, patient safety, patient satisfaction, survey readiness and performance improvement initiatives. Dr. Joyce is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine; University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy; and Western Kentucky University College of Nursing. She is a nationally recognized speaker and has given numerous presentations to healthcare professionals and the public.

Dr. Joyce has been very active in local, state, and national pharmacy and healthcare leadership organizations. She held all leadership positions within the Kentucky Pharmacist Association and served as a Trustee of the American Pharmacists Association. She served two terms on the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy and served as President during her last term. She also was the President of the Kentucky chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Joyce has been honored with several awards, including the Gloria Niemeyer Francke Award, Kentucky Hospital Pharmacist of the Year, Kentucky Pharmacist of the Year, and the Bowl of Hygeia.

Dr. Joyce is a 1983 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

Work Experience:
2021 - present: Executive Director, Western Kentucky Heart and Lung/ Med Center Health Research Foundation
2011-2021: Vice President, Corporate Support Services for Med Center Health
1998-2011: Corporate Director of Pharmacy for Med Center Health
1987-1998: Clinical Pharmacist for The Medical Center
1985-1987: Staff Pharmacist at The Medical Center
1983-1985: Staff Pharmacist at Logan County Hospital