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St. Claire HealthCare Leadership Spotlight: Michael Helphinstine

St. Claire HealthCare Leadership Spotlight: Michael Helphinstine

It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Michael Helphinstine, MBA, ACHE, BS, RT(R)(CT)(MR). A Fleming County native, Michael serves as St. Claire HealthCare’s (SCH) Administrative Director of Procedural Services. He’s a 2010 graduate of Morehead State University’s Radiologic Sciences program and earned his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from Campbellsville University.

Michael has 16 years of healthcare experience, including five years in total at SCH. He spent more than a decade performing direct patient care before returning to SCH in 2019 to serve as the Director of Diagnostic Imaging. He was promoted to his current role earlier this year.

“My career in radiology started as early as high school,” says Michael. “At one time I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian, but when the vet elective wasn’t offered at my school, I followed another path … radiology. I’ve felt like it is my calling ever since.”

As the Administrative Director of Procedural Services, Michael works collaboratively with nursing leadership and physicians in the Cardiology, Endoscopy, and Radiology departments for the effective management and efficient operation of SCH’s procedural service areas. In addition to identifying and developing new opportunities to grow services, he is always looking for ways to improve patient care.

“I’ve always felt that need and want to help people,” says Michael. “I want to be able to do what it takes to care for our patients and as a member of the leadership team at SCH, I feel like I’m making a difference in patient care.”

Michael is a current member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists (KSRT), Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), and former secretary for the Bluegrass Society of Radiologic Technologists (BGSRT). He also represents SCH as an active member of the Kentucky Health Collaborative Lung Cancer Steering Committee and as a participant in the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Academy.

In his spare time, Michael finds family time to be most rewarding.

“My wife, Heather, and I have two kids, Harper (5) and Colton (2), aka ‘Coltman.’ We love spending time together and doing anything involving the outdoors,” says Michael. “I’m also a really big University of Kentucky sports fan!”

Michael is one of the many leaders at SCH whose passion for patient care and commitment to mission ensures we will continue to proudly proclaim God’s goodness through a healing ministry to the people of Eastern Kentucky for generations to come.