Salem, VA, June, 2013 – Victor E. Giovanetti has announced his resignation as president of LewisGale Regional Health System to accept the position of chief operating officer of LifePoint Hospitals’ Eastern Group, based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Giovanetti has served as market president of LewisGale Regional Health System since 2008. “It is under Victor’s direction, as a strong and visionary leader, that LewisGale Regional Health System made great strides in becoming an integrated provider network, says Margaret Lewis, president, HCA’s Capital Division. “We’re disappointed to see him leave, but certainly wish he and his family all the best.”

“While this is an exciting career opportunity for me, the decision has been a very difficult one,” says Giovanetti.  “My tenure as LewisGale’s market president has been one of the most rewarding leadership roles that I have held in my entire 21 years with HCA.”

Under his leadership, LewisGale Regional Health System has experienced tremendous growth and has evolved into an integrated healthcare delivery system that is ranked among the nation’s top providers in providing high-quality, evidenced-based care.  “I am confident that our current leadership team possesses the talent and expertise to continue building on each of our past successes,” adds Giovanetti.

Giovanetti will make the transition in late July. A search for his replacement will begin immediately.