Shannon Scaturro, M.S.H.A., M.S.N., CRNA, FACHE, will work with USA Health Chief Executive Officer Owen Bailey, M.S.H.A., FACHE, to plan and develop strategic initiatives and operational performance that support USA Health’s mission, vision and values.
Shannon Scaturro, M.S.H.A., M.S.N., CRNA, FACHE, has been named health system chief operating officer for USA Health.
In his new role, Scaturro will work with USA Health Chief Executive Officer Owen Bailey, M.S.H.A., FACHE, to plan and develop strategic initiatives and operational performance that support USA Health’s mission, vision and values. He will have oversight of all acute-care facilities, the Freestanding Emergency Department and Imaging Center in Mobile, the upcoming Baldwin County Ambulatory Surgery Center, rural sites of care, and will work closely with the senior leadership team in developing physician strategy.
“Shannon has operationalized new sites of care, grown and expanded service lines, focused on building a patient-centered culture, and helped guide strategic decisions for our health system,” Bailey said.
“He is committed to expanding access to academic healthcare in our region, and we are excited to support him in this new role.”
“Since Shannon arrived at University Hospital, he has focused the team on financial and operational performance, accreditation preparedness, improvements in patient experience, and a commitment to academic medicine,” said John V. Marymont, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for medical affairs at the University of South Alabama and dean of the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine.
Scaturro most recently served as administrator of USA Health University Hospital and assistant vice president for medical affairs. Before joining USA Health in January 2022, Scaturro was vice president of operations at Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham for more than five years, and prior to that role was vice president of operations and surgical services at Ascension Providence in Mobile. He has spent much of his 25-year healthcare career in leadership roles, as well as serving as a strong clinical leader as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) in the Mobile area.
Scaturro earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in nurse anesthesia from the University of Tennessee. He later received a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Scaturro serves on the Southwest Alabama Regional Council for the Alabama Hospital Association as secretary/treasurer, Statewide Trauma and Health System Advisory Council, and board member of the USA Health Baldwin County Ambulatory Surgery Center.