Mike Rickman, who was previously chief development officer for Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s Southern region, has been named CEO of Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala. Shelby is a part of Tenet’s national systems of hospitals. He will replace Bob Phillips and start effective immediately.
At Tenet, Rickman oversaw business growth processes at the hospital, monitoring activities and performances across all departments. As former chief development officer, Rickman also sought out other potential business prospects while maintaining other client relations.
Prior to Tenet, Rickman served as chief development officer of Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., and was co-founder and COO for Practice Partners at Healthcare Inc., a startup focusing on the management and minority ownership of ambulatory surgery centers.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to come to a facility that is such a valuable asset,” Rickman said in a statement. “I’m eager to start working with the outstanding physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who make this hospital so important to our community.”
Rickman earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Auburn University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of West Alabama. He is affiliated with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.