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We are grateful to the following companies for their generous contributions to the Alabama Hospital Association.

To join this list of great organizations, please contact Jane Knight.

Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors

CRI’s Healthcare practice serves more than 100 hospitals and health systems throughout the South and more than 2,000 healthcare providers of nearly all types, as well as health insurers and state Medicaid agencies. CRI provides an unrivaled level of expertise, experience, and depth of services and solutions to its hospital partners in Alabama. Hospital-specific services include financial statement audits, cost reports, taxation, various management advisory services and IT (HIPAA/HITECH, HITRUST, PCI, etc.).

Contact: Bryan Hall, Partner & Healthcare Industry Line Leader, 334-348-1325

Draffin & Tucker, LLP

Draffin Tucker is a full-service CPA and advisory firm with offices in Albany and Atlanta, Georgia. For more than 50 years, Draffin Tucker has concentrated its practice in the healthcare industry and currently serves over 150 healthcare clients, including hospitals and hospital systems, nursing homes, home health agencies, rural health clinics, community health centers (FQHCs), physician practices, hospices and other healthcare related entities. Because of this concentration, our knowledge of the financial, regulatory, reimbursement, and tax issues that affect a healthcare organization in today’s changing environment is unparalleled. Our clients consistently call us to think together with them. As a result, we can better help them make ideas happen. Visit www.draffin-tucker.com to learn more.

Contact: Rebecca McKinley, 229-883-7878, Steve Bedsole, 404-220-8494, Charles Horne, 229-883-7878

Warren Averett, LLC

Warren Averett’s integrated Healthcare practice brings its extensive experience and full-service offerings to help organizations thrive in the constantly changing environment. Our service offerings of audit, tax, consulting, information technology, and transaction services gives us the ability to provide a holistic approach in servicing our clients. With 15 offices in the Southeast and multiple virtual meeting platforms we enjoy the ability to bring the appropriate expertise to our clients whenever needed. Visit warrenaverett.com for more information.

Contact: Michael McLachlan, Principal, or Wayne Dunn, Principal, at 205-769-3428

Hoar Construction

As healthcare builders, we value what matters most to our clients. We understand the importance of delivering a project on a tight schedule and are aggressive in our pursuit of quality and the protection of the project budget. We use lean construction tools to plan and phase projects, minimizing delays and allowing owners to realize positive cash flow FROM THEIR PROJECTS as quickly as possible. Because we think about the totality of the project to the smallest detail, we analyze the impact of every decision to help our clients make smart choices that minimize risk and maximize value.

Contact: Owen Moore, Director of Business Development – Hoar Construction Healthcare Division, 205-234-9495

Robins & Morton

Founded in 1946, Robins & Morton is a privately-held construction firm committed to making a lasting impact on the people and companies we partner with. Dedication to our core values, coupled with our Building Forward® approach, enables us to attract and retain the best people, delivering exceptional results on every project.  Robins & Morton has partnered with clients to complete more than 1,700 projects throughout the country. These projects have included major new hospitals, complex renovations, facility upgrades and stand-alone outpatient centers. Our specialized healthcare construction experience, collaboration with all team members and promise to meet our commitments  contributes to the successful completion of each project.

Contact: Mark Mattox, Operations Manager, 205-870-1000

Russell Construction of Alabama, Inc.

Steve Russell founded Russell Construction of Alabama, Inc. in 1983 and in the 38 years since inception has built a company of men and women of exceptional character and construction capability. Our completed projects have satisfied customers as diverse as the entire construction industry, including Wal-Mart, PowerSouth Energy, Baptist Hospital, Jackson Hospital, Community Health Services (multiple campuses), Auburn University, Faulkner University, Purina, 50 local churches, and hundreds of other project owners and developers.  

Contact: Josie Russell Young, Director of Marketing, 334-215-1617

Regions Bank

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF), with $129 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.

Contact: Amber Crosby, Senior Vice President, Jack Boudler, Senior Vice President

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama

Since 1936, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has provided peace of mind to our members by delivering access to quality, affordable healthcare in a caring manner. As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, we are a trusted name in the healthcare industry. We are proud to be the number one provider of healthcare benefits in Alabama, covering over 2.9 million members.

Contact: Joe Oaks, VP Network Contracting, 205-220-6355

Inspirien / HWCF

The Inspirien team are experts at financing and managing medical malpractice and workers’ compensation risks. We have a long history in healthcare. In fact, we are owned by hospitals and physicians in the state of Alabama. We’ve been dedicated to helping our customers manage the rising costs associated with risk from the beginning and doing it in one of the most challenging insurance markets: healthcare. As a result, we know we have what it takes to “rethink risk” – the way it’s managed, financed, and leveraged – in a way that can help any organization achieve its goals.

Contact: Margaret Nekic, President/CEO, 334-323-4107

Valent Group, LLC

Valent Group provides risk consulting and insurance for businesses, employer benefit groups and individuals across Alabama. Valent Group is an independently owned firm headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with offices in Huntsville, Mobile and Decatur. They are a division of EBSCO Industries, a privately held global company. For more information, visit www.valentgroup.com.

Contact: Hawkins Tatum, Senior Vice President, 205-262-2700

Balch & Bingham LLP

Balch & Bingham has earned the respect and loyalty of clients by working collaboratively to offer creative yet practical solutions that sharpen competitive advantages. Our team of more than 200 attorneys throughout the Southeast, Texas and Washington, D.C. is recognized nationally for our dedication to our clients and our forward-thinking approach. Those facing increasingly complex operating environments can find reassurance in the way we serve as a trusted extension of your team, helping to navigate sophisticated transactions, regulatory challenges and litigation.

Contact: Aria Allan, Attorney, 334-956-8511

Burr & Forman LLP

Burr & Forman is a full-service law firm with the capability to employ multiple legal practice areas encompassing virtually all legal needs of our clients in the hospitals and health systems sector. Our lawyers carry years of experience in health care regulatory, medical malpractice, litigation, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities, labor and employment, employee benefits, environmental, real estate, and tax matters. 

Contact: James Hoover, Partner, 205-251-3000

Gilpin Givhan, PC

The law firm of Gilpin Givhan, PC, provides solutions for clients with complex issues in the areas of business and tax, health care, public finance, and real estate. The firm’s healthcare team draws on prior experience as counsel for both hospitals and governmental agencies that regulate them in order to help their clients navigate to successful outcomes in an increasingly complex reimbursement and regulatory environment. With experience in corporate formation and governance, financing and taxation, Certificate of Need, licensure, billing and payment, regulatory compliance, transactional matters, privacy and security, and other issues related to hospitals, Gilpin Givhan serves as attorneys and counselors for Alabama hospitals.

Contact: John W. Weiss, Shareholder, 334-244-1111

Qualivis

Qualivis Workforce Management Program is an all-encompassing solution for healthcare staffing: clinical and non-clinical staffing, locum tenens, interim, international, and permanent hiring. It’s a simple and efficient model designed to deliver high-quality talent and streamline operations. Qualivis provides one contract, point of contact, software, and invoice to service all needs, with over 130 pre-vetted agency partners.

Contact: Terre Love, VP Workforce Solutions

Alabama Power Company

Your Trusted Energy Partner. Our Energy Services team helps customers design and implement new energy solutions that increase productivity and reliability and decrease operations and maintenance costs. Replacing aging infrastructure, installing the latest in energy-efficient technologies or addressing other energy needs, Energy Services contributes to our customers’ success. Our areas of expertise include LED Lighting Conversion, Mechanical Infrastructure installation and maintenance (HVAC and air-side economizers, Comfort heating and cooling, Boilers and Chillers), Electrical Infrastructure installation and maintenance (Standby/Backup generation, Substations, etc.). To assist customers who take advantage of any or all of these heating, cooling, lighting and energy systems, APC Energy Services can own, operate and maintain the system, allowing the customer to stay focused on their core business.

Contact: Bevin Tomlin, Community Development Manager, 205-239-8624

Berney Office Solutions

Berney Office Solutions provides document solutions to health systems, including Managed Print Services, Multifunction Devices, Fax Solutions and Document Management Software.  All our solutions are targeted at improving patient privacy, workflow and employee efficiencies.

Contact: David Washington, Senior Vice President, 251-513-0431

Vizient

Vizient brings unique capabilities and expertise unmatched in the industry.  We commit to building on the strengths that differentiate us and best serve our members.  By delivering integrated cost, quality and market performance solutions across the care continuum, we are able to provide consistent and exceptional member experiences.  Let us help you to:

  • Optimize your supply operation
  • Improve Care Delivery
  • Evolve strategies to grow and compete
  • Maximize pharmacy performance

Vizient is the nation’s leading health care performance improvement company…let’s work together!

ContactJeneen Ablan, Strategic Affiliate Manager, 507-313-1185

LHC Group, Inc.

Since 2004, LHC Group and it’s 23 hospital and health system partners across Alabama have worked together to help patients manage their chronic conditions, seamlessly transition from the hospital, and rest and recover in the place where they are most comfortable – their own home. LHC Group is a national provider of in-home healthcare services and the preferred partner for hospitals, physicians, and families nationwide. The company operates a total of 31 home health and 7 hospice agencies throughout Alabama, covering nearly the entire state.

Contact: Mary Rose Gray, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, 337-224-6590

Legacy of Hope

Legacy of Hope is Alabama’s Organ and Tissue Donation Alliance, working collaboratively with Alabama hospitals to save lives.  Our logo aligns with our mission statement, “We will end the wait and the suffering by shepherding the gift of life to those in need of organ and tissue transplants.”  The swallow is a symbol of hope, and the wheat a symbol of life.  Together they represent the legacy we are all so committed to. 

Contact: Tania A. Houle, MBA, CPTC, Manager of Partner Services, 352-436-7383

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc.

Founded in 1974, LifeSouth is a non-profit community blood supplier for hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. LifeSouth employs more than 900 people throughout our footprint. With more than 1,000 blood drives a month, 27 donor centers and 45 bloodmobiles, LifeSouth supplies over 278,000 blood components to more than 100 community hospitals. The blood supply collected from our donors helps patients in the local communities we serve.

Contact: Ashley Smith, Business Development Manager, 334-430-5914