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CEO Victor Giovanetti resigned to take a leadership position with a hospital chain in Nashville, Tenn.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
An interim head of LewisGale Medical Center will lead the Salem hospital during a national search for a permanent CEO.
Rex Etheredge was appointed interim CEO in mid-July, following the departure of Victor Giovanetti, who resigned to take a leadership position with a hospital chain in Nashville, Tenn.
Etheredge has more than 35 years of experience in health care management.
He has served as interim CEO of LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. Before that he was CEO of Ocala Health System in Florida, an affiliate of HCA, the national hospital chain that owns LewisGale.
LewisGale spokeswoman Joy Sutton said there is no set time frame for how long it will take replace Giovanetti, who also served as president of LewisGale Regional Health System.
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