LewisGale Hospital Pulaski Names New CEO
Sean Pressman, MHSA, has been named Chief Executive Officer of LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, effective immediately, having served as the hospital’s interim CEO for the past month.
“Sean’s healthcare experience, coupled with the leadership style displayed during his short tenure as interim CEO, set a solid foundation and path forward for the hospital’s continued growth and success,” says Brian Baumgardner, President of LewisGale Regional Health System.
Sean joined LewisGale Regional Health System in 2015 as LewisGale Medical Center’s assistant chief operating officer. His extensive healthcare background includes serving in senior leadership roles during a career that spans more than 15 years with organizations specializing in post-acute care, including Kissito Healthcare and Medical Facilities of America.
“I’m looking forward to working very closely with the hospital’s board of trustees, physicians, and associates,” Pressman says. “I firmly believe that this is an exciting time for both the hospital and the community we serve, and that great things are in store for LewisGale Hospital Pulaski. Together, we’re going to increase access to high-quality patient care, close to home, and continue to build on the hospital’s solid foundation.”
Sean has been active in several healthcare organizations, including the Virginia Health Care Association, Virginia PACE Alliance, National PACE Association, and the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, including appointments as Vice President and President.
Sean earned his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and his master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.
In his spare time, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their four children, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, gardening, golf, and attending his children’s sporting events.