Laura V. Gaillard*

For almost 50 years, Laura Gaillard has played a very active role as a volunteer at the Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, chairing the hospital Board during its period of greatest growth. From her initial actions as the founding president of the Mobile Infirmary Auxiliary in 1950, to becoming Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mobile Infirmary Association for over 20 years, to having actively served on the Infirmary Foundation’s Board of Directors for the past 13 years, in many ways Mrs. Laura Gaillard has played vital roles in the enhancement of healthcare in south Alabama.

Mrs. Gaillard is an Honorary Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was appointed the first Trustee of the American Hospital Association representing the hospital auxiliary’s constituency. She served in 1960 as the Chairman of the auxiliary section of the American Hospital Association. With a lifetime of volunteerism in healthcare and within the community, Mrs. Gaillard has made outstanding contributions to the state of Alabama.