Providence Hospital CEO recognized for service
June 30, 2015 2:33 pm
MONTGOMERY, AL – Clark Christianson, president and CEO of Providence Hospital, Mobile, was recently recognized for his time as chairman of the Alabama Hospital Association’s (AlaHA) Board of Trustees at its annual meeting in Destin. Providence Hospital is a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.
“Clark has been an excellent leader for our Association through a challenging period of growth and change,” said J. Michael Horsley, FACHE, president of the Alabama Hospital Association. “He has not only chaired the board, but also served as an officer, a regional council president and committee chairman. He is a thoughtful leader with a keen strategic vision for ways hospitals can better serve their patients.”
Mr. Christianson was appointed president and chief executive officer of Providence Hospital in December 2000. Prior to that, he served 14 years as senior vice president and administrator of Memorial Health Systems in Ormond Beach, Fla. He holds a master’s degree in hospital and health care administration from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.
In addition to his involvement with the Alabama Hospital Association, his professional affiliations include the American Hospital Association, for which he serves as a member of the Governing Council on the Section for Metropolitan Hospitals; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, as a member of its Board of Directors; the University of Minnesota Alumni Association; and the University of South Alabama College of Allied Health Professionals’ Advisory Board. He is a member of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors, the Volunteers of America Southeast Board of Directors, and previously served on the State of Alabama’s Emergency Response Commission to the Health Care Crisis.
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.