Low Moor, Va. (April 6, 2021) — LewisGale Hospital Alleghany has named Lee Higginbotham as its new chief executive officer effective May 1.

Higginbotham brings 20 plus years of experience to LewisGale Hospital Alleghany. He was most recently the chief executive officer of Dominion Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Prior to joining Dominion Hospital, he served as the chief operating officer and ethics/compliance officer at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, Ky., and was the associate administrator at Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals and administrator of Levinson Heart Hospital in Richmond, Va.

“Lee’s healthcare experience, combined with his leadership style, will set a solid foundation and path forward for the hospital’s continued growth and success in the Alleghany Highlands community,” said Lance Jones, LewisGale Regional Health System market president. “His proven track record of strategic growth and ensuring operating excellence make him a perfect fit for the position.”

Higginbotham earned his Master of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., where he double majored in history and political science.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is the recipient of the Regent’s Award and Service Award.

“I’m incredibly excited to return to the Alleghany Highlands with my family and I look forward to engaging with the hospital’s board of trustees, physicians, staff, and the community,” Higginbotham said. “I’m fortunate to be a part of such an exciting time for both the hospital and the community we serve. LewisGale Alleghany has a solid foundation to continue providing the highest quality of healthcare to our patients.”