“Luke has been a critical leader for us in all of the areas in which he has served,” said Donald E. Williamson, MD, president of the Alabama Hospital Association. “He is dedicated to the members of the Association and the patients they serve and brings a calm, thoughtful perspective to our deliberations.”
Prior to his tenure in Northport, Standeffer was CEO of HealthSouth Medical Center in Birmingham and before that was administrator of a hospital in Richmond, Va. He had also served as assistant administrator at Fayette Medical Center early in his career. Standeffer earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from Mississippi State University.
He has served on the AlaHA Board as a member and officer, as president of two of the hospital councils, and as chair of several committees. He’s also served on the boards of the Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce, the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, the Birmingham Southern College Athletic Foundation and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received the Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was also recognized in theBirmingham Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Health Care and as an honoree in the 2004 Top Forty Under Forty.