The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System has named Brenda Carlisle as chief executive officer of UAB Hospital, and Susan Jennings as chief financial officer for the Health System. Both had been serving in their respective roles in an interim capacity.
Before assuming the position as interim CEO in November 2022, Carlisle had been vice president of Clinical Operations for UAB Hospital since 2017. Prior to joining UAB, she was chief operating officer, vice president of Patient Care Services and vice president of Operations at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. She began her career as a registered nurse and has over 30 years of experience in nursing management and health care operations throughout Alabama and Florida.
Jennings has over 35 years’ experience within the health care industry serving in a variety of roles focused on organizational financial health and strategic financial decision-making. Prior to joining UAB, she spent 21 years with Ascension Health in Birmingham, serving in several financial roles that culminated as vice president of Seton Health Corporation. She is a certified public accountant and was formerly with KPMG.