Sheila McKenna Named as CDO 
 
 
Sheila McKenna, Chief Development Officer

  Brookwood Medical Center Names New Chief Development Officer

Brookwood Medical Center is pleased to announce Sheila O. McKenna as its new Chief Development Officer.  McKenna assumed her post in January.  Ms. McKenna has a long history with Brookwood, where she started her healthcare career as an Oncology Product Line Manager and an administrative resident.  More recently, McKenna has worked as a consultant for Brookwood on development projects including the partnership with Dr. Swaid N. Swaid to bring a CyberKnife to Birmingham, and other hospital and physician joint ventures.  

From 1989 – 2003, Ms. McKenna served as a Vice President of Corporate Development for HealthSouth Corporation, where she was a member of a national team responsible for growing the HealthSouth network to all 50 states through acquisition and de novo development of ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient physical therapy centers and diagnostic imaging centers.   

Ms. McKenna received both her B.S. degree and her MSHA from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.   

“We’re very pleased to have Sheila’s development knowledge as the newest member of our senior team,” says Garry Gause, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brookwood Medical Center.  “Her experience with HealthSouth and with Brookwood make her an excellent fit for our team.  We are going to depend a great deal on Sheila’s expertise in the coming months and years.