Regional Medical Center names Trammell CEO

Published 11:10 am Tuesday, December 27, 2022

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Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama announced M. Patrick Trammell as CEO for the center.

Trammell said he plans to be in Greenville and assume his leadership role the first week of 2023.

“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to join the team at Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama,” Trammell said. “I look forward to supporting the team’s efforts toward providing the best care for the communities we serve.”

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Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon said the hospital’s board of trustees voted unanimously to select Trammell. The board’s search for a CEO came after the announcement Chad French would vacate the position on Oct. 30.

“We are very happy to have Patrick Trammell at RMCCA as our new Chief Executive Officer,” McLendon said. “We are looking forward to him and his family being part of the Greenville and surrounding community.” 

Trammell earned a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

His healthcare career began in 2002, and Trammell has served hospitals in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, most recently as CEO for Dekalb Regional Medical Center in Fort Payne.

“Patrick Trammell is a great choice to take the reins at RMCCA,” said Don Lilly, UAB Health System Chief Network and Affiliates Officer. “Over the past five years the UAB Health System has, as part of its mission, shared resources and provided expertise to RMCCA with our continued goal to improve healthcare for the people of Greenville and the surrounding region. We’re excited for the leadership and expertise that Patrick brings to this endeavor.”

RMCCA is a member of the UAB Health System, which includes UAB Hospital, UAB Hospital-Highlands, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and management relationships with Medical West, Baptist Health Montgomery, Russell Medical, John Paul Jones, Whitfield Regional and Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama hospitals.

UAB also holds affiliate relationships with Infirmary Health in Mobile and Northeast Regional Hospital in Anniston. The system includes Cooper Green Mercy Health Services and the UAB Health System/Ascension St. Vincent’s Alliance.