Salem, VA, January, 2014 – LewisGale Regional Health System is pleased to announce the promotion of Charlotte Tyson, MHA, BSN, FACHE, to Chief Executive Officer of LewisGale Hospital Alleghany, effective February 1. The 205-bed hospital is the second-largest private employer in Alleghany County.

Tyson has been with LewisGale Medical Center for 29 years, serving in various leadership roles during her tenure. Beginning her professional career at LewisGale in 1984 as a staff nurse, Tyson quickly moved into the roles of Charge Nurse, Director of Oncology/Medical/Surgical services, and then to Director of Quality/Risk Management.  In 2001, she was promoted to Chief Nursing Officer and, in 2005, to Chief Operating Officer.  In May, 2013, she was promoted to her current role of Chief Nurse Executive for LewisGale Regional Health System. 

“Charlotte has proven herself as an exceptional leader with an unwavering commitment to high-quality care and a deep compassion for patients,” said Jon Bartlett, President, LewisGale Regional Health System. “With Charlotte’s healthcare expertise and skills, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany will achieve its vision to be one of the most trusted and respected hospitals in the region.”

Under her leadership, LewisGale Medical Center achieved numerous national rankings for providing among the nation’s highest quality of care, resulting in the medical center being recognized by several organizations such as The Joint Commission, Healthgrades®, Leap Frog, and Anthem.

After earning her Associate Degree in Nursing at Virginia Western Community College, Tyson continued her formal education, earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the Medical College of Virginia and her Master of Health Administration Degree from Pfeiffer University.  She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on numerous community boards.

Charlotte and her husband have two children and two grandchildren.

The search for a new Chief Nurse Executive for LewisGale Regional Health System will begin immediately.