Young and Woodall to Join Flowers Hospital Board of Trustees

DOTHAN, AL – Flowers Hospital is pleased and honored to announce Dr. Linda Young and Carla Woodall have agreed to join the Board of Trustees.

The Board serves an invaluable role by providing overall institutional planning, support and management, with a strong commitment to continued comprehensive quality improvement, best safety practices and evidence-based processes, to best serve the needs of our community.

Chairman of the Board, Dr. Allen Latimer stated, “Linda and Carla bring a fresh perspective to the Board. Their educational backgrounds and active involvement in our community will compliment the Board’s engaged and committed leadership.”

Dr. Young graduated valedictorian of her class at Elba High School, and then attended Enterprise State Junior College receiving an Associate in Arts degree. Both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees are from Troy University, and her Doctorate from Auburn University.

Dr. Linda C. Young taught three years in K-12, and the remainder of her work has been in Alabama’s Community College System, working at Enterprise State Junior College, the Department of Postsecondary Education as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, and Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College in Andalusia as Dean of Academic Affairs. In 1988, she was appointed president of Sparks State Technical College in Eufaula.

With that appointment, she became the first female to head a technical college in Alabama. In 1999, Dr. Young was appointed president of Wallace Community College with instructional sites in Dothan, Eufaula, and the two prisons in Barbour County.

A native of Dothan, Alabama, Carla H. Woodall graduated from Northview High School, attended the University of Alabama and later graduated court reporting school from Prince Institute of Professional Studies in Montgomery. She owned and operated her own freelance firm, ASAP Reporting Services, for a period of 5 years and then worked as the Special Roving Court Reporter within the Twentieth Judicial Circuit for approximately 10 years.

Mrs. Woodall was elected Circuit Clerk of Houston County and is currently serving in her second term of office. Additionally, she serves as the Absentee Election Manager for Houston County. An active member of the Alabama Circuit Clerk’s Association, she serves on the Legislative and Nominating Committees and Chairperson of the Education and Conference Committees.

“I am honored to appoint the first women to Flowers Hospital’s board and am thankful for Linda and Carla’s willingness to serve. Their proven leadership skills, personal expertise, and keen insights will assist us as we navigate the changes facing our healthcare industry,” said Suzanne Woods, President/CEO of Flowers Hospital.

About Flowers Hospital
Flowers Hospital has served the healthcare needs of the Wiregrass for over 60 years. The facility is not only an important resource for the Dothan community, it also serves as a major tertiary referral center for the Tri-State area of south Alabama, southwest Georgia, and northwest Florida.

By combining responsible personnel of approximately 1,300 employees, modern technology, effective management, sophisticated support services, up-to-date professional education programs and a staff of over 280 exceptional physicians, Flowers Hospital is able to assure patients of quality healthcare.

In August 2013, Flowers Hospital was recognized as the safest hospital in the state of Alabama by Consumer Reports. Flowers Hospital was named as one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of U.S. Healthcare Organizations, for attaining and sustaining excellence in the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. This is the second time that Flowers Hospital is being recognized as a Top Performer.


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