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Josh Snow, M.S.H.A., said his vision for University Hospital is to remain laser-focused on providing high-quality, patient-centric, innovative healthcare.

Published Jan 25th, 2024

By Carol McPhail

After a national search, Josh Snow, M.S.H.A., has been named chief executive officer for USA Health University Hospital, home to the region’s only level 1 trauma center and a nationally recognized burn center.

“Josh’s extensive experience leading hospital and medical group operations across the Southeast will support University Hospital’s efforts to provide world-class, compassionate care to people in our region,” said Owen Bailey, M.S.H.A., USA Health chief executive officer and senior associate vice president for medical affairs. “We welcome him to USA Health.”

Prior to joining University Hospital, Snow served as market president for The Medical Centers of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, part of Steward Health Care, where he provided executive leadership for a healthcare network comprising two full-service hospital campuses with more than 1,200 staff and 250 physician affiliates.

“Josh brings a strong track record of developing and launching healthcare s ervices, which aligns closely with the rapid growth of USA Health, the region’s only academic health system,” said John V. Marymont, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama.

Snow said his vision for University Hospital is to remain laser-focused on providing high-quality, patient-centric, innovative healthcare. “By further integrating the research and clinical education missions of USA Health into core hospital operations, I want the skill and scope of our care to be such that no one in the Gulf Coast region would need — or want — to leave the area to find solutions to their medical problems OR to solve their medical problems,” Snow said.

Shannon Scaturro, M.S.H.A., M.S.N., CRNA, FACHE, chief operating officer and assistant vice president for medical affairs, served as administrator for University Hospital from January 2022 until moving to his current role in April 2023.

“We are excited to have Josh join the leadership team at University Hospital. Throughout his career, Josh has been a hands-on hospital leader for both day-to-day operations and strategic growth of key clinical programs,” Scaturro said. “He is metric-oriented, business savvy, has a track record of building strong working relationships with physicians, and has experience with graduate medical education. We look forward to the impact he will have in our community.”

Snow also served as chief executive officer for Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, North Carolina. He also held additional senior executive leadership positions with community health systems.

A native of Mount Airy, North Carolina, Snow earned a Bachelor of Science in healthcare administration from Appalachian State University and a Master of Science in healthcare administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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