(Andalusia, Alabama – August 27, 2019) – Andalusia Health announced today that Clint Kendall has been named its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective September 30. Kendall replaces Bob Singletary, who has been serving as interim CEO since April.
“Clint is a talented and accomplished leader who is committed to keeping care close to home for the communities we serve,” said Cherie Sibley, president of LifePoint’s Central Division, of which Andalusia Health is a part. “During his tenure with LifePoint, he has proven himself to be a highly effective leader who is passionate about ensuring the delivery of safe, high-quality care, and I am excited for him to bring his experience to Andalusia Health as it continues working to improve the health of the Andalusia community and surrounding areas.”
A nurse by trade, Kendall brings valuable clinical experience and perspective to his new role as CEO. He has been a leader within LifePoint Health for many years, having served in various executive leadership roles at several of the company’s facilities. He most recently served as chief operating officer (COO) for Maria Parham Health, a Duke LifePoint facility in Henderson, North Carolina. During his tenure there, Kendall was instrumental in helping the hospital drive significant growth across key service lines and increase operational efficiencies. Prior to that, Kendall served as chief nursing officer (CNO) of Clinch Valley Health, another LifePoint facility in Richlands, Virginia, and also at Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad, New Mexico, earlier in his career.
Notably, Kendall has earned designation as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety, which is the highest level of safety certification available, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Nurses Association. An involved member of the communities of which he has been a part, he has served on the board of directors of the Kiwanis Club of Henderson and as an active member of the Vance County Schools Community Oversight Committee, in addition to being involved in the activities of his local church.
“From the moment we met Clint, what stood out most was his strong commitment to our mission and keen focus on ensuring quality, while putting patients first,” said Terry Powell, chair of Andalusia Health’s Board of Trustees. “I know our hospital will be in great hands under Clint’s leadership, and we look forward to the many ways he will positively impact our community in his role as CEO.”
“I am excited about the opportunity to join the talented team at Andalusia Health and continue the hospital’s legacy of providing high quality care to those we serve,” said Kendall. “I’m eager to get started in my new role, and my family and I look forward to becoming involved members of the Andalusia community soon.”
About Andalusia Health
Part of LifePoint Health, Andalusia Health is an 88-bed, acute care hospital. Accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Andalusia Health has been serving the heart of South Alabama since 1966 with a wide range of medical, obstetrical, diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services.