|LewisGale Hospital Alleghany Names Lee Higginbotham Chief Executive Officer|
Low Moor, Va. (April 6, 2021) â€” LewisGale Hospital Alleghany has named Lee Higginbotham as its new chief executive officer effective May 1.
Higginbotham brings 20 plus years of experience to LewisGale Hospital Alleghany. He was most recently the chief executive officer of Dominion Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Prior to joining Dominion Hospital, he served as the chief operating officer and ethics/compliance officer at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, Ky., and was the associate administrator at Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals and administrator of Levinson Heart Hospital in Richmond, Va.
â€śLeeâ€™s healthcare experience, combined with his leadership style, will set a solid foundation and path forward for the hospitalâ€™s continued growth and success in the Alleghany Highlands community,â€ť said Lance Jones, LewisGale Regional Health System market president. â€śHis proven track record of strategic growth and ensuring operating excellence make him a perfect fit for the positon.â€ť
Higginbotham earned his Master of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. He received his bachelorâ€™s degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., where he double majored in history and politcal science. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is the recipient of the Regentâ€™s Award and Service Award.
â€śIâ€™m incredibly excited to return to the Alleghany Highlands with my family and I look forward to engaging with the hospitalâ€™s board of trustees, physicians, staff, and the community,â€ť Higginbotham said. â€śIâ€™m fortunate to be a part of such an exciting time for both the hospital and the community we serve. LewisGale Alleghany has a solid foundation to continue providing the highest quality of healthcare to our patients.â€ť
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About LewisGale Hospital Alleghany
LewisGale Regional Health System includes 44 HCA Virginia Health System-owned patient care facilities including four hospitals, one freestanding ER, two regional cancer centers and affiliations with both employed and independent physicians. HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 27 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. The private hospital system is one of Virginiaâ€™s largest employers, provides $105.7 million in charity and uncompensated care, and pays $88.9 million in taxes annually. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.