Trilogy Health Services Promotes COO Leigh Ann Barney to CEO as Randall Bufford Transitions to Chairman of the Board

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Randall Bufford, president and CEO of Trilogy Health Services, has announced he will transition to the role of chairman of the board, effective Oct. 1. Leigh Ann Barney, Trilogy’s chief operating officer, will be promoted to president and CEO upon Bufford’s move.

Based in Louisville, Trilogy operates over 100 communities across Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio, offering independent living, assisted living, memory care and post-acute care. The company is a subsidiary of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, Inc.

“I’ve been planning for this transition for over 10 years,” says Bufford. “Now is the perfect time for me to take a step back from day-to-day operations at Trilogy. I have absolute confidence, not only in Leigh Ann and the rest of our leadership team, but in the people who work at every one of our communities.

Through his position as chairman, Bufford will continue to be involved in strategic decisions regarding Trilogy. He will also focus much of his time on mentoring his successor to ensure that the transition goes smoothly.