Richmond, VA - HCA Virginia has appointed Chase Christianson as the new chief executive officer of Parham Doctors' Hospital.

Christianson, who began his new role in January, recently served as chief operating officer at Capital Regional Medical Center - an affiliate of HCA Healthcare in Tallahassee, Fla. While at Capital Regional, he led service line growth in key areas including orthopedics, spine, cardiac, robotics, and bariatrics.

In addition, he oversaw the expansion of healthcare services in Leon County through the construction of two free-standing emergency departments as well as operating room, and cath lab expansions. Christianson served as a board member on the Gadsden County Health Council as well as chairman of the 2019 Big Bend Heart Walk in partnership with the American Heart Association.

"Chase is a proven executive with the ability to lead high-performing teams," said Ryan Jensen, CEO of Henrico Doctors' Hospitals. "I am confident that he will build upon the organizational excellence and trusted reputation that Parham Doctors' Hospital has built throughout our community."

Prior to his time in Tallahassee, Christianson served as the assistant administrator at Kingwood Medical Center as part of HCA Healthcare's Executive Development Program. While in this role, he was responsible for the operations of ancillary and clinical support departments while overseeing capital projects including the construction of an interventional radiology lab, a cath lab upgrade, and a two floor vertical expansion.

He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. before completing Master's in Health Administration and Master's in Business Administration degrees at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.