SALEM, VA – August 24, 2018 – LewisGale is pleased to make the following human resources announcements:

Sam Williamson has joined LewisGale Medical Center as Assistant Chief Financial Officer. As a healthcare executive with a decade of experience, he was most recently employed with Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. As Director of Finance, one of his primary accomplishments was the financial planning in preparation for a major inpatient and emergency expansion.

Sam has also held successful finance roles at Bon Secours Health System in Maryland and South Carolina. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  

Tonya Kelly has been named as the new Associate Chief Nursing Officer. Tonya was previously Director of Emergency Services and Pediatrics at StoneSprings/HCA in Northern Virginia.

She is a graduate of the HCA Corporate Emergency Services Director Development Program and has been awarded the HCA Excellence in Nursing Award for Leadership and Mentorship. 

Debbie Nicely has assumed the role of Patient Access Director at LewisGale Medical Center. Debbie joins this team after previously being employed with LewisGale Physicians where she worked as a Practice Manager with Graduate Medical Education (GME) Psychiatry and Behavioral Health in both Salem and Alleghany.

Prior to working with LewisGale Physicians, Debbie was involved with insurance billing, management, and various customer service jobs within the Southwest Virginia market.