HCA Virgina taps Brian Baumgardner to lead as LewisGale Regional Health System CEO

Richmond-based Hospital Corporation of America Virginia named Brian Baumgardner CEO of LewisGale Regional Health System in Salem, Va., effective Nov. 14, according to The Roanoke Times.

Mr. Baumgardner currently serves as president and CEO of HCA's West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. He replaces Jon Bartlett, who announced he was planning to go back to his home in Colorado.

LewisGale Regional Health System includes four hospitals, two regional cancer centers and six outpatient centers.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to join LewisGale Regional Health System," Mr. Baumgardner said in the release, according to the report. "LewisGale has a long-standing reputation of being the health care provider of choice for thousands of patients in Southwest Virginia and is known throughout HCA for its commitment to compassionate, high-quality care."

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