E.C. “Pete” Bramlett, Sr.*

With thirty-five years of administrative service at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Mr. Pete Bramlett is in many ways responsible for the dramatic improvement of healthcare services in southwest Alabama. During his twenty-five year tenure as hospital administrator, Mr. Bramlett oversaw the growth of the hospital from a 150-bed facility to its present size of 704 beds, the largest non-governmental hospital in the state. In addition, Mobile Infirmary developed one of the first cardiac intensive care units and one of the first neuro-intensive care units in the Southeast. It also developed the largest surgical service and the most active obstetrical service in the state. Under Mr. Bramlett’s leadership, the hospital grew with minimal bonded indebtedness and enjoyed one of the lowest per diem cost rates in the Southeast.

Mr. Bramlett was heavily involved in developing educational programs and opportunities through both the Alabama Hospital Association and the Southeastern Hospital Conference. As president of the Southeastern Hospital Conference, he helped form the first continuing education programs for healthcare executives.