Rett J. Grover has been named chief executive officer of UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics.
"It has been the privilege of a lifetime to work alongside our world-class physicians, researchers and health care professionals, and I am humbled by the opportunity to lead this great organization into the future," Grover said.
His goals for UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics include expanding and enhancing access to the highest quality of care, continuing clinical excellence, and continuing to recruit and retain world-class clinical providers.
Grover completed his administrative residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, and assumed the position of director of Business Operations for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation in 2010. After several years at UMMC, he joined UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics as the operations administrator. In 2015, Grover became the hospital's chief operating officer, and in November 2017, he transitioned into the role of interim chief executive officer. During his time spent as interim chief executive officer, the hospital saw significant operational progress and financial growth.
Grover is a member of the Alabama Hospital Association Birmingham Regional Council and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves as a board member for the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Ophthalmology Services Foundation and the Eyesight Foundation of Alabama.
Grover completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama, and received his Master of Science degree in health administration and Master of Business Administration degree from UAB. He then went on to complete his administrative residency at UMMC.
Grover replaces Brian Spraberry, who served as chief executive officer for seven years and then transitioned into the role of chief administrative officer with the UAB Health System.