Special to Atmore News
Escambia County Healthcare Authority officials announced last week that Bradley Lowery, formerly director of operations for Atmore Community Hospital, has been named administrator of the local facility.
In his role as the administrator, Lowery will assume the overall management and administrative responsibility for all hospital services and clinics.
“Bradley has been a very good asset to ACH in his role of director of operations over the last year and half,” Escambia County Healthcare Authority CEO Jeff Booth said. “We are looking forward to seeing what the future holds as he leads our hospital and continues to grow health services in our community.”
Lowery will continue to work with the Chief Financial Officer and the Authority’s shared services organizations (accounting, material management, etc.) to support the evaluation and analysis of the hospital’s operational performance, capital needs evaluation and assessment, expense management and the overall financial viability of the hospital and its departments and service lines.
As director of operations, Lowery has played a key role in re-establishing ACH’s commitment to the Atmore community, working to enhance the healthcare provided to Escambia County and surrounding communities, as well as working with community leaders toward the opening of ACH’s new urgent care clinic and future hospital.
He has worked closely with Interim Administrator and Director of Nursing Suzanne McGill, medical staff, and other hospital / system leadership to expand the services that Atmore is able to provide.
“We are extremely grateful for all the hard work and dedication shown over the last two years by Suzanne McGill,” Debbie Rowell, ECHCA Chairwoman, said. “I firmly believe that we would not be in the great position we are in without Suzanne’s leadership and guidance.”
Lowery has been serving as director of operations for ACH since December 2019. Prior to that, he served as physician practice manager for two of Infirmary Health’s primary care physician practices in Bay Minette — North Baldwin Primary Plus and North Baldwin Family Medicine and Obstetrics.
Prior to joining Infirmary Health, Lowery served as physician practice manager for ACH’s three hospital-based clinics.
The new ACH administrator holds a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from University of West Florida.