Terry Andrus, President of East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama, joined the Medical Center in 1983. Prior to joining EAMC, he was an Assistant Administrator at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana; and also an Assistant Administrator at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree-Medical Technology from the University of New Orleans and a Masters of Health Administration from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Andrus is a Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Scholarship Award. Mr. Andrus is a former member of the Board of Directors of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama and of Premier, Inc., the largest voluntary healthcare alliance in the U.S. He is active in local community and civic affairs, where he is a member of the Board of the United Way of Lee County and of Camp Maranook., He is past president of the chambers of commerce of both Auburn and Opelika. Mr. Andrus is a member of the Opelika Kiwanis Club, having served as President. He also has served as a Deacon and an Elder at the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Opelika. Under Andrus' leadership, East Alabama Medical Center was named to the Fortune list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2000 and 2001 and has the distinction of being the first public sector company to make the list. In 2000, EAMC also received a Client Success Story Award from Press, Ganey for improvements in customer service; was named one of the Top 100 Heart Programs in the U.S. for the third consecutive year; was named a Premier Quality Award Distinguished Performer for advances in treatment of open heart surgery patients; and won the Alabama Quality Award for performance excellence.