Salem, VA, April, 2013 – LewisGale Regional Health System is pleased to announce the promotion of Charlotte Tyson, R.N., MBA, to the role of Chief Nurse Executive. Charlotte brings nearly 30 years of healthcare leadership experience to this newly created position, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer for LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia.

“This new position will give me an even greater opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our patients.” said Charlotte. “From my early days as a nurse at the bedside to my recent years managing those at the bedside, I’ve always had a passion for delivering exceptional patient care. “

In her new role, Charlotte will be responsible for all nursing services and nursing leadership at LewisGale Medical Center. She will also work in partnership with the Chief Nursing Officers at the other three LewisGale hospitals to oversee the ongoing structure and development of nursing and nursing leadership for the market. In addition, she will head up the Chief Nursing Officer’s counsel for the health system. Charlotte will also work closely with LewisGale’s President as well as the Chief Medical Officer to further develop the market’s quality agenda.

“Nurses are the backbone of our health system and often the first encounter our patients have with LewisGale,” said Victor Giovanetti, President, LewisGale Regional Health System. “This new position will allow us to continue to reach new heights in clinical excellence. With Charlotte’s leadership skills, compassion for patients and commitment to high-quality care, we will continue be a healthcare leader in this region and beyond.”

The search for a new Chief Operating Officer for LewisGale Medical Center is underway.