Howard C. Holcomb was recently appointed practice director for the department of pediatrics at the University of South Alabama. He replaces Bill Brainerd, who retired this month after more than 16 years of service.
Prior to joining USA, Holcomb was the vice president of Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Ala. In addition, he has served as administrator of Washington County Infirmary and Nursing Home in Chatom, Ala., and assistant vice president of the Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Columbus, Ga.
Holcomb received his bachelor of science in psychology and master of science in health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
He is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, a past board member of the Alabama Hospital Association, past president of the Southwest Alabama Hospital Council and a past board member with the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce.