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Executive Leadership

Infirmary Health’s executive leadership supports Infirmary Health’s medical staff in providing patients with the best quality medical care. Our executive leadership include:

D. Mark Nix
President and Chief Executive Officer, Infirmary Health

Mark Nix leads Infirmary Health in serving the healthcare needs of 11 counties and more than 600,000 residents along the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Mississippi. As President and Chief Executive Officer for Mobile’s largest private employer and the largest nongovernmental, not-for-profit healthcare system in Alabama, Mr. Nix embraces the history of the 110-year-old institution while seeking the most advanced technology and innovative services. Mr. Nix joined Infirmary Health in 1987. Prior to assuming his current role in 2009, he also served as president and chief operating officer of the system, executive vice president and chief financial officer, vice president of real estate and vice president of Infirmary Medical Clinics. A native of Russellville, AL, Mr. Nix graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in accounting. Nix currently serves as on numerous organizational Boards throughout the region.

Joe T. Stough, III
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Infirmary Health

Joe Stough joined Infirmary Health in 2008. Mr. Stough earned a BS degree from the University of Alabama. He later earned an MBA and a MS in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2015, he earned the designation as Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Mr. Stough is an experienced, results-oriented healthcare executive with accomplishments in senior management positions within healthcare delivery systems. His expertise is in physician relations, clinical and non-clinical hospital operations, process improvement, construction project management and financial management. Among his accomplishments include Tenet of Excellence Award in 2005 and 2006 – the award acknowledged the performance excellence for service, financial performance and quality outcomes. Mr. Stough currently serves on numerous boards across the state.

Joseph L. Denton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Infirmary Health

Joe Denton was named Chief Financial Officer of Infirmary Health System in 2007 and earned the Chief Administrative Officer title in 2018. Prior to joining Infirmary Health, Mr. Denton served as Chief Financial Officer at the Health Care Authority for Baptist Health in Montgomery and worked Tenet Healthcare for 14 years in multiple roles and was named an outstanding Chief Financial Officer six times. Mr. Denton, whose hometown is Mobile, graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in accounting in 1984. He earned his CPA certification in 1989 and later received an MBA from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. A 2009 graduate of Leadership Mobile, Mr. Denton participates in a number of Alabama Hospital Association initiatives. In addition, he served on numerous local and state boards.

R. Barre Sanders
Executive Vice President Physician Practices

With more than 40 years’ experience in healthcare management, Barre Sanders is currently responsible for Infirmary Medical Clinics, which includes 19 clinic subsidiaries, with 60 locations and 215 physicians. He joined Infirmary Health in 1992 as director of Diagnostic and Medical Clinic. Mr. Sanders started his career at Birmingham’s Hillcrest Hospital as Business Manager and later Assistant to the Vice President of Finance. In 1982, he joined the staff of Community Hospital in Birmingham. Majoring in Business Administration, Mr. Sanders attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

Susan E. Boudreau
President, Mobile Infirmary

Susan E. Boudreau is the President of Mobile Infirmary and has served Infirmary Health in many capacities throughout her tenure. In 2015, Mrs. Boudreau rejoined Infirmary Health as the vice president of oncology and was later appointed as the chief operating officer of Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Boudreau is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on various community boards. She earned her bachelor's degree in science Medical Technology from the University of Alabama and her master's degree in science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During her time at Mobile Infirmary, she implemented a successful hospital-wide Total Quality Management initiative, enacted the utilization of teleradiology and assisted in the planning and design of a major expansion/relocation of the Emergency Department. Mrs. Boudreau also led the development of Infirmary Health's Cancer Care program, including bringing on a new mobile cancer screening vehicle.

William Admire, D.O.
Chief Medical Officer, Mobile Infirmary and North Baldwin Infirmary

William Admire, D.O., is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Mobile Infirmary and North Baldwin Infirmary and has served Infirmary Health in multiple capacities since joining the organization in 2013. In addition to Chief Medical Officer responsibilities, Dr. Admire continues to work with Infirmary Occupational Health and iHealthy, Infirmary Health’s external wellness program. Dr. Admire holds a Bachelor of Arts from Susquehanna University and Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internship at Delaware Valley Medical Center and an internal medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Admire is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Admire participated in the Institute for Physician Leadership program through the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Admire has numerous professional accomplishments and affiliations including serving with the Mobile Police Department as the police surgeon for 20 years.

Kenny Breal
President North Baldwin Infirmary and VP Clinical Operations

Ormand P. Thompson III
President, Thomas Hospital

Ormand Thompson is the President of Thomas Hospital and has served Infirmary Health in multiple capacities since joining the organization in 1991. Throughout Mr. Thompson’s career at Infirmary Health, he has provided leadership in the areas of hospital operations and physician practice management. Mr. Thompson has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from the University of South Alabama. He serves on the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Board and is a Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance board member. He is also a graduate of Leadership Mobile, class of 2006.

Sheila C. Young
Senior Vice President Human Resources, Infirmary Health

Sheila Young serves as Infirmary Health’s Senior Vice President Human Resources. She is in control of all the employment and compensation matters of over 6,000 system employees across Infirmary Health. A graduate of University of Mobile and member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, Mrs. Young also serves as a member of several national human resources societies and other local civic organizations. She also graduated from Leadership of Mobile in 2007 and has been with Infirmary Health for over 30 years.

Scott A. Browning
General Counsel, Infirmary Health

Scott Browning serves as the General Counsel of Infirmary Health and is responsible for providing the organization legal advice, representing the organization and developing strategies and initiatives to ensure that Infirmary Health is in complete compliance with state and local law. Having received his law degree from the University of Alabama and an undergraduate degree in business from Wake Forest University, Mr. Browning specializes in ensuring the organizations rights are promoted and the executive team is given proper legal advice.