ECHCA names Gist compliance officer
Special to Atmore News The Escambia County Healthcare Authority (ECHCA) announced that Debbie Gist has been promoted to the position of Compliance Officer for the Healthcare Authority. Gist will have overall responsibility for compliance, quality improvement, safety, employee health, infection control, physician credentialing and facility accreditation for the ECHCA’s operating entities; Atmore Community Hospital (ACH) including its clinics, D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital (DWMMH) including its clinics, D.W. McMillan EMS and…
Winczewski named practice administrator at ACH
Special to Atmore News The Escambia County Healthcare Authority (ECHCA) announced that Sherry A. Winczewski will join the ECHCA as the practice administrator for the three physician practices of Atmore Community Hospital (ACH). In her new role, Winczewski will have the overall administrative responsibility for ACH Med Plus, ACH Family Physicians and ACH Primary Care. “We are very excited to have Sherry filling the role which is being vacated by…
Shears becomes new basketball coach at ECHS
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia County High School is welcoming a new face to the coaching and teaching faculty this year. Coach John Shears is taking the reins as head varsity basketball coach. He will also serve as offensive coordinator and running-backs coach for the Blue Devils football team and will teach physical education classes. Shears, a 1996 graduate of Theodore High School, started his coaching career in 2002…
PCI gearing up for 2019 youth football season
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Poarch Creek Indians Recreation Department is getting its youth football program geared up for action, as practices are set to begin today (Wednesday, July 31). The PCI football program, the Warriors, is compiled of four different age groups that include freshman (5- to 6-year-olds), sophomores (7- to 8-year-olds), juniors (9- to 10-year-olds) and seniors (11- to 12-year-olds). According to PCI Sports Coordinator Jake McGhee, the…