Jeffery L. Flowers, MBA, was appointed the inaugural chief executive officer for the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital. He will begin in early May.
Since 2019, Flowers has served as chief operating officer at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit, 691-bed teaching hospital located in Albany, Georgia. The hospital serves as Southwest Georgia’s tertiary care facility offering cancer, heart and neurological services, and provides the region’s only neonatal intensive care unit.
In his current role, Flowers is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations for the hospital. In addition, he was closely involved with the design, building and renovations of a $150 million project, including two medical office buildings and numerous expansive renovations.
Prior to his role as chief operating officer, he worked as vice president of operations for the Phoebe Putney Health System in Georgia. He also has served as chief operating officer for Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital and the Coffee Health Group, corporate vice president of operations and director of management services for the Coffee Health Group in Florence, Alabama, and chief financial officer of Florence Hospital and controller of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center/Twin Cities Hospital in Florida.
In this new role at UT Health San Antonio, he will report to the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital Operating Board, a sole-member board authorized by the president of UT Health San Antonio, William L. Henrich, MD, MACP. Flowers’ daily administrative accountability for clinical, operational and financial decisions will be to Robert A. Hromas, MD, FACP, dean of the Long School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at UT Health San Antonio. Flowers will also serve as an ex-officio member of UT Health San Antonio’s Executive Committee.
“I am inspired by the unique opportunity to be a part of building something special. I view this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join an outstanding organization and partner with them to bring a new hospital online to serve this community,” Flowers said.
Currently under construction, the UT Health Multispecialty and Research Hospital will be an eight-story, 144-bed hospital that will offer specialty care in cancer, orthopaedics, urology, neurosurgery, vascular and bariatric surgery. It also will offer access to clinical trials and research.