Rome, GA Redmond Regional Medical Center announces Patrick Trammell as the new Chief Operating Officer. Trammell replaces Beemal Shah who accepted an offer from a private company he helped launch. Trammell is a graduate of the University of West Florida. He received a master of business administration as well as a master of health administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Most recently, Trammell served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama. Prior to his role as CEO, he held a number of increasingly responsible positions with Community Health Systems including Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Lake Granbury Medical Center in Hood County, Texas. Trammell also previously worked with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) at North Florida Regional Medical Center as Associate Administrator from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, he was with Eastern Health System in Birmingham from 2002 to 2005.

“I’ve known Patrick for many years” said John Quinlivan, FACHE, and Redmond Chief Executive Officer. “I consider him a good friend and am excited by this opportunity to work with him. I have every confidence he’ll do an outstanding job.”

Trammell, his wife Stephanie, and their three daughters are in the process of relocating to Rome. “Redmond has a strong reputation for providing quality healthcare services” said Trammell. “I am honored to join this team of dedicated healthcare professionals. My family and I look forward to moving to Rome and becoming a part of this great 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.