Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 28, 2014

Henry named new CEO of Bluefield Regional Medical Center

BLUEFIELD — David Henry was named Tuesday as the new chief executive officer of Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

Henry, who has nearly 10 years of hospital administrator experience, will begin work at BRMC on June 2, according to a hospital press release. He succeeds Bill Hawley, who resigned as CEO of BRMC last week.

“I look forward to working with the board, physicians and staff to continue Bluefield Regional Medical Center’s commitment to providing patients with high quality, personalized care,” Henry said in a prepared statement. “It is an honor to be able to support the work they’ve done to make this hospital an important resource for the Bluefield community.”

Henry most recently served as the assistant chief executive officer at Regional Hospital of Jackson, a 152-bed hospital in Jackson, Tenn. During his tenure there, he oversaw renovations to the hospital’s emergency department and radiology services, in addition to other projects still in development. Henry was previously interim CEO at Henderson County Community Hospital and assistant CEO at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center, also in Tennessee, where he led plans to achieve ADA compliance and update infrastructure and amenities.

“David has successfully managed capital investments in facilities and equipment during his career, which will serve us well as we complete a number of significant projects at Bluefield,” Ron Satterfield, chairman of the Bluefield Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, added in the hospital press release. “On behalf of the entire board, we are delighted to name David as our new CEO and look forward to working with him in his new role.”

BRMC expects to complete significant capital investments this spring in addition to the recent renovation of the former intensive care and critical care units, according to Becky Ritter, director of marketing and public relations at BRMC.

Ritter said the hospital is investing $5 million to expand MRI services and renovate the cardiac catheterization lab.

Henry received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He also holds an MBA and master’s degree in Health Administration, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

— Contact Charles Owens at cowens@bdtonline.com

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