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Michelle Dudley recently was appointed executive director of practice management for all USA Physicians Group practices, including the faculty practices, USA Mobile Diagnostic Center, and USA West Mobile Primary Care.
In her new position, Dudley is responsible for the operational and financial management of more than 200 physicians and advanced-care providers in USA Physicians Group. In addition, she works closely with the vice president of medical affairs on special projects, as well as manages the overall flow of funds between the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and USA Health.
“Michelle brings invaluable experience in practice management and health system leadership to our team, and she is extremely knowledgeable of the Gulf Coast region’s health care landscape,” said Owen Bailey, chief executive officer for USA Health. “She is a person of great integrity and initiative, and we are excited to have her on the USA Health team.”
With more than 30 years of experience in health care, Dudley joined USA Health in October 2017 as the director of practice management for the USA Healthcare Authority. Prior to joining USA, she served as vice president of finance for the Ascension Gulf Coast Medical Group, where she was responsible for more than 450 physician providers and advanced practitioners in primary care, hospital-based, and many specialty practices.
“I’m excited about the growth and strategic direction we are heading as a unified health system, providing outstanding, cost-efficient care to our patients and helping them lead longer, better lives,” Dudley said. “I feel it’s important that we create an environment where our physicians and employees can thrive and feel part of this wonderful movement.”
Dudley earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in public administration from USA. A Certified Public Accountant, Dudley has participated in various leadership development programs and has a strong affinity for a servant-leader management style.
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