Becker's Hospital Review has published its 2019 list of 68 African American Leaders in Healthcare. The list highlights African Americans who have taken on healthcare leadership roles across the country. Two leaders were selected from Alabama, both of whom are officers within the Brookwood Baptist Health System.
Jade Brice Roshell, MD, serves as Chief Medical Officer and hospitalist medical director at Shelby Baptist. She earned a bachelor's degree from Xavier University, a medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, and a master's degree in business administration from Auburn.
Kidada Hawkins is the Chief Operating Officer for Princeton Baptist. He previously served as COO of rural operations at Birmingham-based St. Vincent's Health System where he helped raise patient satisfaction scores from the 19th to the 85th percentile over three years. He also served as CEO at Shoals Hospital in Muscle Shoals where he helped increase the hospital's EBITDA margins by 47.1 percent.