Wall to retire
Hubert “Bernie” Wall Jr., member of the Escambia County Healthcare Authority, announced his retirement from the Board at the Authority’s meeting in May.
The Escambia County Healthcare Authority is the governing body over D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and Atmore Community Hospital. Board members are appointed by the Escambia County Commission.
DW McMillan Hospital administrator, Chris Griffin noted that Wall will be remembered for his unselfish devotion and distinguished service to the healthcare needs of the citizens of Escambia County and to the Escambia County Healthcare Authority.
“Bernie has contributed greatly to meeting the healthcare needs of the citizens of Escambia County during his 15 years as a board member of the Escambia County Healthcare Authority,” Chairman, Ruth Harrell said. “We cannot fully express our gratitude to Bernie for his years of service and dedication.”
Don Ward, board member agreed with Harrell stating, “Bernie has provided a great service and we want to thank him for his unselfish devotion to the citizens of our county.”
It was also announced during the meeting that Sharon Davidson has been appointed by the Escambia County Commission to fill the Healthcare Authority vacancy created by Wall’s retirement. Davidson is a registered nurse and has worked at D.W. McMillan, Evergreen and Mobile Infirmary Hospitals. She was also the director of a local hospice group and worked with the department of public health.
In addition to her various nursing roles, Mrs. Davidson is a graduate of Jefferson Davis Community College and The University of South Alabama, where she holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree. Currently she works as the nursing skills lab instructor for Jefferson Davis Community College (JDCC) as an adjunct instructor and in the past has taught clinicals for JDCC. She lives in Brewton with her husband, Gerald.
“We are very fortunate to have a qualified individual like Mrs. Davidson appointed to the Healthcare Authority,” Ward said. “I am confident she will have a very positive impact on serving the healthcare needs of Escambia County.”