September 1, 2022
GUNTERSVILLE, AL— September 1, 2022 - Dr. Tyler Hughes of Arab is the new Vice President of Medical Affairs for Marshall Medical Centers, as announced this week by MMC President Chris Rush. Dr. Hughes will assume the position in September while continuing to serve patients in the emergency department.
Dr. Hughes completed his training in the UAB Huntsville Internal Medicine Residency program in 2016 and is board certified in Internal Medicine.
As a student at Arab High School, Dr. Hughes was part of the HOSA program for Future Health Professionals doing rotations that included the emergency department at Marshall Medical Center North. He was later hired to draw blood in the hospital lab and worked there for three years. After medical school and residency, Hughes came full circle and returned as a hospitalist and ED doctor. As VPMA, he will continue working regular shifts on a part-time basis in the emergency department.
Dr. Hughes now serves on the professional advisory council for the Arab HOSA program because it played a big role in his development within the medical field.
“I am humbled and privileged to have the chance to serve in a leadership role in the hospital system that ultimately helped shape me into the physician that I am today,” he said. “I am thankful to Mr. Rush for this opportunity, and to my family, peers, former teachers, and the community that has supported me along the way. I look forward to many more years of service to Marshall Medical Centers and the people of Marshall County.”
The VPMA is an integral part of the leadership and administrative committees, working with the chiefs of staff to ensure physician credentialing, quality assurance, adherence to Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and compliance with all hospital policies and procedures as they pertain to patient care and physician staff relationships.
Hughes and his wife Ashley live on the family farm in Hulaco with their three children: Jake, 10, Annie, 7 and 5-year-old Ruby.