Andalusia Health promotes 2

Published 12:09 am Friday, July 1, 2016

Andalusia Health has promoted Lynn Shiver to controller, and Lori Varner has been named market direction of Andalusia Physician Services.

0701---Lynn-ShiverShiver has served as accounting director with Andalusia Health since February 2008. She started at AH in August 1998, beginning her career in accounting as payroll coordinator. She also has worked with Covington County Community Bank and the City of Andalusia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Faulkner University.

“Lynn is one of the most conscientious and detail oriented professionals I have met,” said John Yanes, CEO. “Lynn serves on several teams at Andalusia Health as part of the Director Leadership Team.

“Lynn’s leadership and unwavering commitment to sound accounting practices has resulted in consistent flawless internal audits,” Yanes said.

Her activities in the community have included Booster Club, Andalusia Kiwanis Club, the Andalusia Health Relay for Life Team, along with kitchen director and preschool teacher at her church. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and sewing.

Since 1986, she and her husband, Phillip Shiver, have resided in the Andalusia area where she raised her two sons, Justin and Brent.

“I am thankful to be a part of the Andalusia Health family,” Shiver said. “Our commitment to excellence in serving our community is unmatched in the surrounding area. I am proud to work with such dedicated employees, physicians and leadership.”

0630-Lori-Varner-PhotoVarner served as the practice manager of Andalusia Physician Services (APS) before her recent promotion to market director.

Varner has worked at APS for the past five years and will continue to oversee Andalusia Walk-in Clinic, Andalusia Family Healthcare and Andalusia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

She has 15 years of experience in healthcare management, and she previously established specialty clinics in Covington County. She is also the CORE site coordinator for Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM). She works directly with third and fourth year medical students, rotating them with preceptors and proctoring their Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test (COMAT).

Yanes said, “Lori spearheaded the opening of the Andalusia Walk-In Clinic as well as the establishment of Andalusia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and has allowed Andalusia Health to significantly expand its services.”

When not working at APS, Varner works as the office manager for Moore Builders and Moore Farms, family-owned businesses with which she has worked for 20 years.

Her favorite hobby is event planning. She works closely with brides and other clients, to plan, decorate and design their events. Happily married to her husband, Keith for eight years, their favorite hobby is Alabama football.

“I am very excited about my new position, and having the opportunity to make a difference in healthcare in our community,” she said.

“ I have worked very hard to establish several clinics in our area, and I am grateful for the chance to be part of expanding new services to our area. I have always believed the patient comes first and want everyone that comes into one of our clinics to have the best experience and care they need.”