LewisGale Regional Health System appoints HCA veteran as CEO: 6 takeaways

Salem, Va.-based LewisGale Regional Health System tapped Lance Jones to serve as CEO and market president, effective Dec. 1, according to The Roanoke Times.

Here are six takeaways:

1. Mr. Jones is currently CEO of StoneSprings Hospital Center in Dulles, Va., a part of the Richmond, Va.-based HCA Capital Division. LewisGale Regional is also a part of the division.

2. He has worked at Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare since 2013, when he joined as CEO of Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon, Ga.

3. Mr. Jones is equipped with 18-plus years of healthcare experience, serving in COO and CEO roles at hospitals in New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas and Tennessee.

4. He began his healthcare career in the rehabilitation arena.

5. He earned his master of healthcare administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

6. Mr. Jones is the permanent successor to Brian Baumgardner, who retired.

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