October 15, 2012
Salem, VA, October, 2012 – LewisGale Regional Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of Rex Etheredge as the interim Chief Executive Officer of LewisGale Hospital Montgomery.Etheredge assumed the role Monday, October 15, and will remain in the position while a national search is conducted for a permanent replacement for former CEO Scott Hill.
Etheredge brings more than 35 years of experience to the position, most recently as the CEO of Ocala Health System in Florida, an HCA affiliate. He held that position for four years before retiring in 2011.
“We are fortunate to have Rex as part of the LewisGale family,” said Victor E. Giovanetti, President, LewisGale Regional Health System. “He is a very accomplished and dedicated healthcare executive who has managed many complex operating entities during his career. He is the ideal leader right now to help us continue providing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients in the New River Valley.”