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Northport Medical Center Administrator Selected for Alabama Hospital Association Office


Luke Standeffer was recently elected secretary-treasurer of the Alabama Hospital Association at the Association’s annual meeting. Standeffer is senior vice president of the DCH Health System, Tuscaloosa, and administrator of Northport Medical Center, Northport.

“Luke has been a terrific leader of our Association for a number of years, and we are pleased he’s accepted the secretary-treasurer position,” said Donald E. Williamson, MD, president of the Alabama Hospital Association.

Standeffer has served on the Alabama Hospital Association Board of Trustees, as a member of its executive committee and as president of both the Birmingham Regional Hospital Council and the West Alabama Hospital Council.  He has served as a board member for the Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce, the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce and the Birmingham Southern College Athletic Foundation.  Standeffer currently serves on boards for the Healthcare Workers Compensation Fund, Greater Alabama Health Network and Alabama Community Care. He has received the Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives and was also recognized in the Birmingham Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Health Care and as an honoree in the 2004 Top Forty Under Forty.  

Before joining the DCH Health System, Standeffer was the administrator/CEO of HealthSouth Medical Center in Birmingham and HealthSouth Medical Center in Richmond, Va. He also served previously as assistant administrator/operations at Fayette Medical Center, Fayette, Ala.  

Standeffer earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from Mississippi State University.

Founded in 1921, the Alabama Hospital Association is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively serving the health care needs of Alabama, through advocacy, representation, education and service.

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