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Aug. 22, 2017 - USA Health’s Owen Bailey tapped to serve as Chairman-Elect for the Alabama Hospital Association Board of Trustees

OwenBailey_USAHealth_COO_2016.jpgMOBILE, Ala. - USA Health is proud to announce CEO Owen Bailey has been elected to serve on the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA) Board of Trustees as chairman-elect.

Bailey, a veteran health care leader, also is senior associate vice president for medical affairs of the comprehensive academic health care system dedicated to helping people lead longer, better lives.  

Bailey served as administrator of USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital from 2011 to 2016, leading the development and opening of a new children’s tower in 2013. The tower doubled the size of the hospital and expanded USA Children’s & Women’s pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, which are unique in the region.

Prior to joining USA, he led Fairhope’s Thomas Hospital as president and chief executive officer from 1992-2006 before joining Infirmary Health System as an executive vice president from 2006-2011.

A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Bailey has served on the boards of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and the Business Council of Alabama. He is past chairman of the Southwest Council for the Alabama Hospital Association, Mobile Area Education Foundation and the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council. He serves on several boards including the Alabama Hospital Association, United Way of Southwest Alabama, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile and the Business Council of Alabama.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in health administration from Auburn University and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been active in alumni associations at both schools. He and his wife, Genie, have four children.

​About USA Health   

USA Health helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,800 employees, USA Health’s network includes USA Medical Center, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Physicians Group and the USA College of Medicine. Each year, a team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, and more than 1,000 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. USA Health delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually.

In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at university hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. USA Health delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.

About the Alabama Hospital Association

Founded in 1921, the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA) is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively serving the health care needs of Alabama, through advocacy, representation, education and service. Members of the association include primarily hospitals and health systems, as well as other companies and organizations related to health care.

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