Atmore Community Hospital

Stafford joins ACH staff
Surgical Associates of South Alabama and Atmore Community Hospital announce the surgical service of a new general surgeon to the Atmore medical community. Dr. Trace Stafford, who began practicing as a member of the Surgical Associates of South Alabama in July of 2019, will begin seeing patients in Atmore beginning March 2020. “Dr. Stafford is a great addition to the Atmore medical community,” ACH Interim Administrator and Director of Nursing…
ECHCA names Fischer CFO
Special to Atmore News Stephen Fischer has been named as the CFO for the Escambia County Healthcare Authority (ECHCA) Health System. Fischer has been filling the position over the last year as the interim CFO. He will be responsible for the areas of finance, materials management, information technology health information management and revenue cycle for the organizations under the Escambia County Healthcare Authority. “The ECHCA is pleased Stephen will continue…
Cost of hospital services to be posted online
News Staff Report A new federal law that goes into effect January 1 will require hospitals to post prices for most procedures on their websites. Atmore Community Hospital Administrator Doug Tanner was out of town on December 31 and unavailable for comment. A hospital spokesman said no discussion has been held related to when the local facility’s pricing site would be available to the public, but that it would “probably…
ACH public hearing held
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The December 18 public hearing on a proposed new hospital for Atmore went just about as expected. City and county healthcare officials reinforced their point that the new facility should be built near Interstate 65, and there was little dissent among the members of the general public who attended. More than 50 people, the majority of them Atmore Community Hospital officials or employees, were…