BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – June 4, 2014 – Dr. Alan Strauss Craig, Jr. has been named chief medical officer at Princeton Baptist Medical Center effective June 1.
In making the announcement, Princeton Baptist President Betsy Postlethwait said, “We are honored to have a physician of Dr. Craig’s caliber as our CMO. His experience, dedication to excellence in patient care and knowledge of Princeton Baptist will be a tremendous asset to our hospital, our physicians and, most importantly, to our patients.
“Dr. Craig’s experience in a variety of areas of medicine, from quality management to information systems, gives him a unique perspective and expertise that will be of great benefit in our continual efforts to provide high quality patient care.”
Most recently, Dr. Craig served as a hospitalist and Director of the Princeton Hospitalist Program at Princeton Baptist. His previous experience includes private practice in internal medicine; several significant positions in the UAB Health System and the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation; and Principal Clinical Coordinator, Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation. He holds numerous honors and awards including Physician of the Year – HIM Department at UABMW; Chairman, Alabama Chapter of the American College of Physician Associates Committee; Winner of Excellence, The UAHSF Circle of Excellence Award; Healthcare Financing Administration-Administrator’s Citation Award and the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award in Clinical Medical Education. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and as a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
A native of Montgomery, Dr. Craig graduated with honors from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile and served his residency at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.
Baptist Health System, a not-for-profit 501(c) corporation and one of the largest health care systems in Alabama, includes four medical centers, including Princeton (in Birmingham), Shelby (in Alabaster), Walker (in Jasper) and Citizens (in Talladega), as well as a network of primary- and specialty-care clinics. Our faith drives our commitment to deliver high-quality compassionate care, while our innovative approach and technologies advance value, safety and convenience in each patient experience. For additional information, please visit www.bhsala.org.