New COO at Lakeland Hospital

Lakeland Community Hospital and Java Medical Group are proud to name Ashley Pool as the new Chief Operating Officer at Lakeland Hospital in Haleyville.

Ashley is a long-time health care advocate who considers patients, employees, and the community her life’s mission. Ashley grew up in a small town west of Athens, Alabama called the Coxey Community where she is a 1994 graduate of Clements High School. She is also a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville having obtained her Bachelors and Master’s degrees in nursing. She has been a nurse practitioner for 16 years, a nurse for 21. In 2014, Ashley obtained a Masters in the Management of Health Care degree from Vanderbilt University. Through the years she has been a cardiac intensive care nurse, home health nurse, and worked with an internal medicine physician. She opened her own business across the street from her high school and provided health care to her community for 8 years before selling her clinic to Athens-Limestone Hospital. She presently co-owns and administrator of Pool Healthcare and Aesthetics in Athens. She has also been an adjunct professor at Athens State University believing an education is a powerful tool in ensuring one’s success.

Ashley is married to Tracy Pool, an ER physician at Athens-Limestone Hospital. She has 4 children and 2 stepchildren who she prefers to refer to as her bonus children.

ashley is excited about joining the team at Lakeland Community Hospital and wishes to continue her personal mission to be an employee advocate, foster community involvement and provide excellent customer service to Haleyville and surrounding area. She considers it her purpose to promote excellence in healthcare for all residents while preserving the small-town character where everyone is neighbors, friends, and family.