Executive Leadership

Leon C. Hamrick, Sr., MD, Chairman

Dr. Hamrick has served on the Board of Noland Health Services since 1972. Dr. Hamrick’s affiliation originated in 1953 when he became a surgical resident at the Lloyd Noland Hospital after receiving a M.D. Degree from Emory University. After completing his surgical residency in 1957, he joined the Lloyd Noland Hospital Medical Staff and was appointed Assistant Chief in The Department of Surgery and Associate Medical Director in 1964. He subsequently became chairman of the Surgery Department and in 1972 was appointed Medical Director, Chief Executive Officer and President. He served as Medical Director of the Hospital until 1998. Dr. Hamrick has served on the State Board of Censors of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, as Chairman of the State Board of Medical Examiners and was appointed to the Certificate of Need Board and the State Medical Licensure Commission. He is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations as well as the United Methodist Church. He is also a founding and current board member of Medical Assurance, a publicly traded insurance company specializing in medical liability insurance.

Gary M. Glasscock, President and Chief Executive Officer

Gary Glasscock joined Noland in 1982 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Glasscock previously served as administrator of the Hospital for over 15 years. Mr. Glasscock received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Science in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mr. Glasscock is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a past Chairman of the Alabama Hospital Association and also served as Chairman of the Birmingham Regional Hospital Council. Mr. Glasscock is the past President of the Alumni Association of the Health Services Administration program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is a past recipient of that program’s Outstanding Alumni Award. He also received the Mervyn Sterne Award from the United Way Foundation and the Gold Medal of Excellence from the Alabama Hospital Association. Mr. Glasscock has served numerous other professional and civic organizations.

R. Gary Goff, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

R. Gary Goff joined Noland in 1985 as its Director of Finance and in 1987 became its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Goff received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of South Alabama. He received his Certificate in Public Accounting in 1978. Mr. Goff is a past president and board member of the Alabama Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (“HFMA”). Mr. Goff is a Fellow in HFMA and is also a recipient of HFMA’s Medal of Honor award. Mr. Goff is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Goff has been active in various professional and civic organizations.

John Heffner, Vice President Hospital Division

John Heffner has been involved in post-acute healthcare services his entire professional career. He worked in psychiatric and rehabilitation services. He served as the Market CEO for Select Specialty Hospital of Orlando prior to joining Noland in 2008 as the Vice President – Hospital Division. Prior to joining Noland, Mr. Heffner also served as Chief Executive Officer for several freestanding long term acute care hospitals. Mr. Heffner has a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelors of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University. He is a member of the American College of Hospital Administrators and was a past Board Member for the Acute Long Term Hospital Association (“ALTHA”).

Carol Knight, Vice President Senior Living Division

Carol Knight joined Noland in 2006 as Vice President of Senior Livinng. Ms. Knight has a B.S. in Administrative Dietetics from Jacksonville State University and a Masters Degree in Hospital and Health Care Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ms. Knight is currently licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator. She has served on the Board of the Alabama Assisted Living Association and the Alabama Department of Public Health Licensure Advisory Board. Prior to joining Noland, Ms. Knight served as the Director of Quality Assurance for a large nursing home chain and has over thirty years of experience in nursing home administration.