POINT PLEASANT — Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) and Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) announce Glen A. Washington, FACHE, as the new Chief Executive Officer for PVH.
One of the key tenets of the recent Joint Management Agreement between PVH and CHH featured naming a full-time CEO for PVH. At the Dec. 4 partnership announcement, Mario Liberatore, PVH chairman of the board, shared that he was leading a search team to recommend a candidate for this position.
“After a careful and thorough search process, the Board and I unanimously believe that Glen Washington is the right CEO to lead PVH for the future,” Liberatore said. “His experience with rural hospitals, knowledge of building a strong medical and clinical staff, and attention to daily operations and outstanding customer service are the ideal combination of executive leadership qualities PVH needs for success.”
Washington will be the full-time, dedicated CEO at the PVH campus as well as a member of the CHH executive team. Since 2007, he has served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Cabell Huntington Hospital, where he was responsible for overseeing hospital operations and clinical areas, with an emphasis on information technology and physician recruitment and retention.
Brent A. Marsteller, Cabell Huntington Hospital president and CEO stated, “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Glen for the past six years and am confident that he will bring the same energy and enthusiasm to PVH that he has shown at CHH. Thanks to his relationships with our team, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health, he is best positioned to lead PVH toward realizing their goals for long-term success.”
Washington graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in science, then earned a master’s degree in Health Administration at the Medical College of Virginia at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders, and currently serves as a Regent for the state of West Virginia and southwest Virginia.
“I’m honored to join the distinguished and dedicated PVH team of health care professionals,” Washington said. “I look forward to working with the medical staff, employees and community; supporting PVH’s growth in current and future services; and helping PVH become the hospital of choice in Point Pleasant and surrounding communities.”
“While we are eager for Mr. Washington to join us, we are indebted to Larry Unroe, interim CEO of PVH, who has provided outstanding leadership and stability over the last several months,” Liberatore said. “His guidance and commitment to PVH have been integral to bringing us to this point and we are truly grateful.”
Pleasant Valley Hospital and Cabell Huntington Hospital announced partnership discussions in August 2013. The agreement was approved by the PVH Board of Directors on Nov. 18; by the CHH Board of Directors on Dec. 3; and became effective Dec. 4.