Laura Grill, president and CEO of the East Alabama Health Care Authority, was elected to serve on the executive committee of the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA) as the secretary-treasurer. In addition, Grill was selected to lead the Association’s Central Alabama Regional Hospital Council as its president. The elections took place last week at the Association’s recent annual meeting.
“Laura has served the Association in a number of positions and is always willing to lend her time and expertise,” said Donald E. Williamson, MD, president of the Alabama Hospital Association. “Her clinical background and her keen insight have proven extremely helpful in our initiatives, and we are pleased that she has agreed to serve as an officer and a council president.”
Grill has been with EAMC for nearly 30 years. Prior to joining the hospital, she worked at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. She has served AlaHA on numerous committees, including chairing the State Legislative/Regulatory Committee and serving on 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. In addition to her hospital leadership, she serves on multiple boards including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, the Business Council of Alabama, the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind Foundation, AmeriFirst Bank, 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.