EVERGREEN MEDICAL CENTER HIRES NEW ADMINISTRATOR
To many people in our community Evergreen Medical Center is more than just a hospital. It’s very common for our patients to know our staff by name; our employees may be your family members, friends and members of your church congregation. For our employees, coworkers become a second family; on a typical work day we typically spend more time with each other than we do with our own. With our low turn-over rates, many EMC employees have worked together for years and have developed strong personal and professional relationships. We are also a family owned company and being the third largest employer in Conecuh County, EMC also offers a critical economic impact to the community. The combination of these elements helps produce a family oriented organizational culture.
Evergreen Medical Center is a vital part of our community, and last week something exciting happened for this part of our community.
CEO Search Committee Leader, Sharon Jones, announced that Tom McLendon, a Jackson, Alabama native will be taking over the reins at Evergreen Medical Center as EMC’s new Hospital Administrator. The EMC Administrator/CEO Search Committee recently completed a thorough interview and credentialing process and has selected Tom out of a number of candidates that have been considered over the past few years.
Tom will be coming to Evergreen from Southern Orthopedic Specialist, PA in Panama City, Florida where he served as the Practice Administrator responsible for complete management of a 10 orthopedic surgeon practice with over $12 million in annual revenue and over 85 employees. Tom stated, “I wanted to come to EMC because I felt that it was a great organization in a great community. My wife and I both felt that Evergreen would give us an excellent place to raise our family. ”
Tom earned a Bachelors of Science in Health Services Administration from Auburn University and a Masters of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Management from Columbia Southern University. “I chose healthcare because I felt that it was a field that gave me the opportunity to help people on a daily basis.”
Tom has over 10 years of leadership experience in the Healthcare Industry from management positions in large doctor’s groups in Montgomery, Athens, GA and now Panama City. He is a member of Medical Group Management Association, Alabama Self Insurers Association, Montgomery Claims Association, Athens Specialty Group, and he served on the Advisory Board for the Gulf Coast Community College.
Tom and his wife Lindsey have two children, Brooks (2) and Ella Briggs (1). Tom also enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hunting, fishing and playing golf. They are members in the Panama City First Baptist Church.
Lindsey is a full time Mom. She grew up in Leroy, AL and graduated from Leroy High School. Tom graduated from Jackson High School in Jackson, AL. Current Administrator Gil McKenzie is confident in the new direction for EMC, “He will be working with an outstanding team of physicians, department directors and employees at EMC that have high expectations and that are backing him 100% and are confident in the future success of EMC.”