New CEO appointed at ERMC

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 2, 2002

Special To The Messenger

Edge Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Benton L. Busbee as chief executive officer.

Busbee will begin working at the hospital on August 12.

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An experienced healthcare administrator, Busbee has spent the past 23 years managing healthcare facilities. Most recently, Busbee served as the assistant CEO of Woodland Medical Center in Cullman,

where he supervised a 100-bed acute care health facility.

He has also held senior leadership positions at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile and Mercy Medical Hospital in Daphne..

A graduate of Troy State University, Busbee has a long history with the Troy community.

Busbee continues to support his alma mater as his daughters are currently enrolled at Troy State.

"His long-term commitment to healthcare and his expertise in the medical field make him extremely qualified for this position of leadership," said Jimmy Lunsford, board member at Edge Regional Medical Center.

"Ben’s connection to the Troy community will also be an asset to the hospital."

Busbee holds a number of professional memberships and is a colonel with United States Air Force Reserve where he currently serves as the Deputy Commander of the 908th Regional Medical Center at Maxwell Air Force Base.

His primary responsibilities include directing medical logistics, mobility and readiness of the medical center along with overseeing occupational health services and staff development and education.

Busbee earned a master’s degree in business and personnel administration from Central Michigan University and a doctorate in healthcare administration from Kennedy-Western University.