Alabama hospital names 1st female CEO

Opelika-based East Alabama Medical Center hired the first female president and CEO in the hospital's history, WTVM 9 News reports.

The hospital held a ceremony Oct. 1 in honor of Laura Grill, RN, whom officials appointed president and CEO, according to WTVM 9 News. She was named CEO-in-waiting for the hospital in April.

Ms. Grill will become the organization's seventh chief executive in the hospital's history, which dates back to 1952. She began her tenure at EAMC as director of cardiology in 1992 and has served as executive vice president of the organization since 2007.

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