Hines to lead DWM in 2022

Published 6:43 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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The Escambia County Health Care Authority announced Monday the planned retirement of D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital Admin-istrator, Rick Owens on December 31, 2021.

Owens has approximately 32 years of healthcare related experience with multiple health systems in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Owens joined D.W. McMillan in 2004 and served as CFO prior to becoming Administrator.

“We are very grateful for all of Rick’s contributions to the success of DWM and for his leadership for the past 17 years,” stated Jeff Booth, ECHCA CEO. “We wish him and his wife, Sabrina, the very best.”

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Stacy Hines will succeed Owens as the Administrator of D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital, effective January 1, 2022.

Hines joined DWM in 2010, serving as the Clinic Director of Flomaton Medical Center. In 2016 she assumed the role of Business Office and Physician Clinics Director with responsibility for the revenue cycle process for DWM and management of the hospital’s physician owned clinics. Hines was then promoted in February 2019 to Director of Revenue Cycle for the Escambia County Health Care Authority. Since May of 2020, she has been serving as Chief Operating Officer at DWM. Hines holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University.

Board Chairwoman, Debbie Rowell expressed how lucky DWM is in the appointment of Hines.

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Stacy’s capabilities to assume the role of Administrator for DWM,” Rowell said. “And I look forward to working with Stacy in her new role.”

According to ECHCA officials, Hines will be responsible for all DWM hospital services and clinics. She will continue to coordinate efforts with the rest of the Health System Leadership team.

The Escambia County Alabama Healthcare Authority Board is comprised of local county, city and community leaders appointed by the Escambia County, Alabama County Commission. Each member serves on the board as a volunteer and is responsible for governing all healthcare systems in Escambia County Alabama. These services include D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital, Atmore Community Hospital, D.W. McMillan EMS, Atmore Community Home Care, ACH Med Plus, ACH Family Physicians, ACH Primary Care, ACH Complete Care, Atmore Therapy Services, D.W. McMillan Home Medical Equipment, D.W. McMillan Home Health, DW McMillan After Hours Clinic, the Flomaton Medical Center, and DW McMillan Medical Center.