Hospital Board Names Clements Permanent CEO for CRMC

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CULLMAN – The Cullman Regional Medical Center Board of Directors is pleased to move James Clements from Interim President/Chief Executive Officer into the permanent position leading CRMC.  “The board has been extremely impressed by the financial and operational improvements made during his short tenure,” CRMC Board Chair Todd McLeroy said. “We are confident that with his leadership, CRMC will continue to be a healthcare leader in our state.”

Clements is a healthcare executive with more than 25 years of healthcare operations experience for acute-care hospitals with 60-500 beds. He has previously served as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for a seven-hospital healthcare company in which he was responsible for the management of hospital executives and medical directors. He has also served in various capacities as a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning during his career. 

Prior to joining CRMC, Clements served as the CEO at South Fulton Medical Center, a Tenet Healthcare Corporation hospital in Atlanta, Georgia where he had served since 2004.

Clements holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. 

“The CRMC family and the Cullman community have many wonderful people who have been very welcoming during my interim period,” Clements said.

“I am proud to be a part of such an excellent team which includes some of the highest quality medical staff I have had the privilege to work with in during my healthcare career. I look forward to making Cullman home.”