Joe T. Stough, III

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 

Joe Stough dedicates his time building and managing a strong team of experienced healthcare professionals that lead the day-to-day operations of Mobile Infirmary, Thomas Hospital and North Baldwin Infirmary. Additionally, Joe is responsible for cultivating a culture of high reliability and patient safety while implementing new integration strategies for Infirmary Health.  He earned a BS degree from the University of Alabama. He later earned a MBA and a MS in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Joe 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. 

Amongst his accomplishments are: Tenet of Excellence Award in 2005 and 2006 – the award acknowledged the performance excellence for service, financial performance and quality outcomes. As a team member, he developed and implemented initiatives at North Fulton Medical Center, South Fulton Medical Center and Atlanta Medical Center.  Also, he was named team leader to implement C2Q initiatives at Frye Regional Medical Center. 

Joe’s professional affiliations are as follows: American Heart Association, Organizational Leader, 2007; Kid One Transport, Board Member, 2007 – 2008; Fellow, Tenet Executive Acceleration Program, 2006; Birmingham Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40 recipient, 2006; Alabama Hospital Association, Birmingham Regional Council, 2006; Alabama Foundation for Oncology, 2006 – 2008; March of Dimes, Board Member 2006 – 2007; Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2006 – 2008, etc. He currently serves on the board for LifeSouth, and served as the Chairman for the 2014 March for Babies campaign for the March of Dimes in Mobile and Baldwin counties.