HCA Virginia
December 01, 2021

Richmond, VA — HCA Virginia has named David McKnight the new chief executive officer of Johnston-Willis Hospital, effective Dec. 27, 2021.

McKnight has spent 11 years with HCA Healthcare, currently serving as the chief executive officer of HCA Virginia’s Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. During his tenure at Spotsylvania, he brought new technology to the facility, grew cardiac care, enhanced women’s and children’s services, and increased both employee and physician engagement. He replaces Zach McCluskey, who was appointed the chief executive officer of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division.

“David is an accomplished executive and leader, but more importantly he is a hands-on team player,” said Dr. William Lunn, the chief executive officer of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals. “His trusted ability to mentor and engage with colleagues will not only support our mission, but also ensure that we continue providing the highest level of care to our community.”

McKnight attended Virginia Tech for his undergraduate degree and Radford University for his master in business administration. He will be moving to Richmond with his wife, Sabrina, and their three sons.