The Power of Women: Mary Lynne Wright
Mary Lynne Wright
From Nurse to president
Madison Hospital President Mary Lynne Wright is a rare example of a hospital executive who started out as a bedside nurse. In 1981, she was the first surgical staff nurse chosen for Huntsville Hospital’s then-new cardiac surgery team. After proving herself in that role, Mary Lynne was promoted to numerous leadership positions at Huntsville Hospital: director of outpatient services; director of quality management; corporate compliance officer; surgical service line administrator; and finally vice president of surgical services. In 2011, Huntsville Hospital tapped her to run the new Madison Hospital – including overseeing construction and hiring a staff of about 350. Today, Mary Lynne is helping plan a major expansion of the hospital to 120 patient beds. She is also a past president of the Madison Chamber of Commerce, leads an Alabama Hospital Association advisory group of North Alabama hospital executives, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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