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About Natalie Fox
Natalie Fox is responsible for overall strategy, performance and operational effectiveness of the physician enterprise at USA Health, which comprises about 325 physicians, 175 advanced practice providers, and more than 300 residents and fellows who care for patients in faculty and community physician practices.
Most recently, Fox served as executive director of academic physician practices and was responsible for the operational and financial management of the physicians and advanced-care providers in USA Health’s academic physician practices.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fox led USA Health’s efforts to provide timely and convenient COVID testing and, later, vaccine administration through a partnership with the City of Mobile. She was presented with a Mobile Community Health Leadership Award for her efforts in May 2022.
Then came her biggest honor — receiving Alabama’s Top Nurses Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the nursing profession.
Since 2011, Fox has held a variety of roles at USA Health. As assistant administrator and chief nursing officer for USA Physicians Group, she spearheaded quality initiatives that focused on improving population health outreach and reducing barriers to patient access. She also led team-based care initiatives at USA Health Physicians Group and served as manager of clinical operations for pediatrics.
Fox earned her doctorate degree in nursing from USA in 2017. She also earned both her Master of Nursing in Pediatrics and Bachelor of Nursing from USA, and she maintains adjunct faculty appointments at the USA College of Nursing and the Whiddon College of Medicine. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
In 2023, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey appointed Fox to a three-year term
on the state Certificate of Need Review Board. In 2022, Mobile Mayor
Sandy Stimpson appointed Fox as one of two Mobile residents to serve as
the initial LGBTQ+ liaisons for the city. She also is a member of the
Leadership Mobile Class of 2019 and Mobile Bay Magazine’s 40 Under 40
Class of 2017.