Kathy Swihart, JD, MBA, CHC

Kathy Swihart, JD, MBA, CHC serves as the Corporate Compliance Officer and the HIPAA Privacy Officer for Knox Community Hospital. Swihart is responsible for the hospital’s overall regulatory and legal compliance and ensures that the organization acts with integrity and is consistent with its values. 

In this role, she oversees the business ethics and corporate compliance program, including education and training, compliance plan development and reporting mechanisms, compliance investigations, and vulnerability and risk assessment.   She also has leadership responsibility for risk management and accreditation compliance support.   She works closely with general counsel to provide advice on legal and enforcement risks and risk mitigation strategies.

Swihart has over twenty years of legal and regulatory experience, and she currently serves as a Regional Representative for the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys.

Prior to joining KCH in 2007, Swihart was an Associate Attorney with Critchfield, Critchfield, and Johnston, where she provided Pension and Benefit, Trust, Estate Planning, and Probate services.   Swihart is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Capital University, and Capital University Law School.