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Trussville Chamber names new board member

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Michael Korpiel, president and chief operating officer of St. Vincent’s East Hospital, has been appointed to its board of directors.

Korpiel fills the term vacated by the resignation of Patricia McKnight.

Korpiel has served as president and COO of St. Vincent’s East since December 2013.  He is administratively responsible for the 362-bed acute care hospital including the 90-bed psychiatric unit and 20-bed rehabilitation unit.

Michael Korpiel
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Prior to his position at St. Vincent’s East, he was the COO at the University of Mississippi Hospital and Health System for three years, and from March 2005 through October 2010, he served as vice president of operations for Methodist Hospitals of Dallas.

He authored “Issues Related to Clinical Pathways: Managed Care, Implementation, and Liability,” in the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation in 1995.

Korpiel earned a bachelor’s degree in health education from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and also a master’s in health care administration from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas.

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