Contributed by Alabama Hospital Association

Laura Grill, president and CEO of East Alabama Medical Center, was elected to serve on the board of the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA) as a Member-at-Large. The election took place last week at the association’s virtual annual meeting, during which time the association celebrated its 100th anniversary.

 “Laura has been a vital member of our Association for many years, participating in and chairing various committees,” said Donald E. Williamson, MD, president of the Alabama Hospital Association. “We are grateful she will be expanding her service by participating on the AlaHA  Board and will bring with her the expertise of her clinical background.”

 Grill has been with East Alabama Medical Center for nearly 30 years. Prior to joining East Alabama Medical Center, she worked at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. She has served AlaHA on numerous committees, including chairing the State Legislative/Regulatory Committee and acting as an active member of the Finance Committee, Awards Committee, Education Task Force, Future Directions Committee, Federal Legislative/Regulatory Committee and Physician Alignment Workgroup.

 Grill received a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Alabama. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a board-certified nursing administrator by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. She is also active in her community, serving on multiple local boards and committees, including the Auburn University Women’s Resource Advisory and United Way of Lee County.

 Founded in 1921, the Alabama Hospital Association is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively serving the health care needs of Alabama, through advocacy, representation, education and service.