Edward D. Boston
Ed Boston grew up in the hills of North Carolina, where early in life he took a keen interest in business. Following a stint as an officer in the U.S. Army, Mr. Boston earned a master’s degree in hospital administration from Duke University.
After working in hospital administration in North Carolina and Florida, he was appointed Huntsville Hospital administrator in 1978. Described as a visionary, Mr. Boston took over an outdated and financially strapped hospital, said to be far behind the community itself, and developed one of the state’s finest healthcare systems. In his 20 years as administrator, the hospital doubled in size, developed a full service cardiac program, and expanded numerous clinical programs. Huntsville Hospital also built a rehabilitation hospital, purchased Humana Hospital, and established several innovative community health plans. Recently retired from Huntsville Hospital, Ed Boston has left an indelible mark on the quality of healthcare and the community.