Anderson Named Interim CEO at Highlands

Anderson Named Interim CEO at Highlands

By Dylan Smith, Managing Editor •

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — The Jackson County Healthcare Authority has named John D. Anderson as Interim CEO of Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro, effective Tuesday, February 11th. Anderson has over 30 years of senior-level healthcare experience and will serve in the role for four to six months to help the Authority assess the hospital’s operations, as well as assist in securing a permanent CEO. 

Huntsville Hospital Health System will provide support to the hospital and Mr. Anderson during this period. 

Anderson retired in 2019 as the administrator of Marshall Medical Center South in Boaz, a position he held since 2002. He currently resides in Guntersville. Previously, his career included hospital leadership roles in Georgia, Louisiana, and Selma (AL). 

He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he earned a master’s degree in health administration. Anderson is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.