Sean TinneySean Tinney, alumnus of the UAB Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA Class 33) program, has been named Medical West's new senior vice president and chief operating officer. He was previously president of rural hospital operations for St. Vincent's Blount, St. Vincent's St. Clair and St. Vincent's East.

Tinney was one of the Birmingham Business Journal's Top 40 under 40 in 2013. The Birmingham native replaces Keith Pennington, who in April was named Medical West president and CEO.

Medical West is an affiliate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System.