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HCA Virginia Names New Chief Medical Officer for Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals

February 06, 2014

Richmond, Va. (Feb. 6, 2014) — HCA Virginia has announced that Michael J. Menen, M.D., will serve as chief medical officer for Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals effective immediately. He replaces Georgean “Gigi” deBlois, M.D., who was promoted to the role of CMO for HCA Virginia’s Virginia Quality Care Partners.

“Dr. Menen's strategic vision and extensive track record as a superior clinical leader will bring unparalleled expertise to his role as our new chief medical officer,” said Tim McManus, chief executive officer of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals. “We are proud to welcome him to our team and are confident that he will continue to raise the standards of care within the organization.

The Chief Medical Officer provides leadership, direction and planning for a wide variety of medical and related activities for the hospital. This executive serves as the liaison and resource to management on matters pertaining to medical staff activities.

“This position exists to promote successful collaborative clinical efforts with the Chippenham and Johnston-Willis medical staff and hospital-administrative officers,” said Menen. “I am committed to building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in medicine. My focus is quality, safety, service and improvement of patient clinical outcomes.”

Menen is a board certified cardiologist who, for the last three years, served as chief medical officer of Providence Health and Services in Olympia, Washington. Some of his accomplishments include the development of a pediatric, surgical and adult hospitalist services. He established a new infectious disease service, including anti-microbial stewardship services; and implemented advanced wound care services, including hyperbaric therapy.

Menen received his Bachelor of Science in theoretical mathematics from the University of California, Riverside. Prior to medical school, he taught mathematics at two inner city high schools in Los Angeles. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Menen completed an internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of New Mexico. He practiced cardiology for 11 years prior to becoming a CMO.

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