July 10, 2014
Richmond, Va. (July 10, 2014) — HCA Virginia has announced that Chad Christianson will serve as chief operating officer of Chippenham Hospital, effective immediately.
Christianson will lead the day-to-day operations for the 466-bed hospital, including the Levinson Heart Institute, Center for Surgical Innovation and the Level III ER.
“Chad has established himself as a trusted leader whose expertise and guidance will help us build on the foundation of exceptional care that exists within our organization, said Tim McManus, CEO of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals. “We look forward to working with him in his role as chief operating officer and are certain he will make a positive impact on our community.”
Christianson previously served as COO of the 276-bed West Houston Medical Center, an HCA-affiliated acute care facility which included an off-campus ambulatory surgery center, imaging and freestanding cancer center as well as a freestanding emergency department and two affiliated off-campus gastrointestinal centers.
During his time at West Houston, Christianson oversaw significant capital investment to the West Houston campus including expansion of women’s and cardiac services as well as the opening and development of a freestanding emergency room. He worked closely with the CEO to execute key strategic initiatives, resulting in significant growth in cardiac, women’s and neuroscience services.
Christianson is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, and his Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.