Rick_Sutton_PresidentRichard O. Sutton, III, FACHE, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Southeast Alabama Medical Center and President of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Sutton served as Banner Health’s Senior Executive for all of their Northern Colorado operations from 2013-2016. He served as CEO at Banner’s North Colorado Medical Center from 2008-2013 and McKee Medical Center from 2005-2008.

Before coming to Colorado, Mr. Sutton was the Chief Operating Officer at Banner Mesa Medical Center from 2004-2005 and his first assignment in Banner Health was as Chief Executive Officer at Ogallala Community Hospital in Ogallala, Nebraska.

Prior to joining Banner Health, he was the Administrator, Facility Resource Division, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, located in South Bend, Indiana, from 1999-2001.

From 1986 to 1999, Mr. Sutton served in various healthcare management and administration positions in the United States Army. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi in 1986 and his Master’s degree in Health Service Administration from Central Michigan University in 1995. Mr. Sutton is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.