Rome, GA— Redmond Regional Medical Center announces Beemal Shah as the new Chief Operating Officer, effective November 1.  Shah replaces Carlton Ulmer who was promoted to CEO of Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Florida.

Shah is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a bachelor of science with highest honor in Industrial Engineering.  Shah also received a master of health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.  He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Shah completed Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) COO Development Program during which he served as Associate Administrator at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital in Richmond, VA.  He was promoted to COO at South Bay Hospital and subsequently to COO at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point (Both HCA Facilities).  Shah most recently served as Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at McKesson.  “I’ve known Beemal by reputation for years” said John Quinlivan, FACHE, and Redmond Chief Executive Officer.  “He’s one of the best and brightest young hospital executives in the country.  We’re fortunate to have him join our team at Redmond.” 

Shah’s return to hospital operations is heavily driven by his passion to serve and desire to improve the delivery of healthcare.  “I am truly honored to be joining the Redmond Regional Medical Center family,” said Shah.  “Through collaboration with our talented medical staff, dedicated employees, and community partners, I look forward to furthering Redmond Regional’s rich tradition of providing quality care to our community.”

Redmond Regional Medical Center is a 230 bed facility, serving as a referral source for all of northwest Georgia and parts of Alabama. Including its healthcare partners, Redmond has over 245 physicians with more than 30 specialties and a support staff of approximately 1,300 associates.

Making excellent medical care convenient and available is Redmond’s first priority. With outstanding medical care and attention available 24/7, the hospital offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs, many of which are unique to the northwest Georgia region. Redmond offers a full service cardiology product line and is nationally recognized as a top cardiac care center. Other areas of excellence include emergency care, orthopedics, vascular care, an inpatient rehabilitation unit and more.  For additional information on Redmond Regional Medical Center, visit the Redmond website at