Inova Loudoun Hospital CEO H. Patrick Walters announced today that he is retiring after five years at the hospital’s helm.
Walters has had a long career in health care. Prior to joining Inova, he served as president and CEO of Alexandria Health Services Corporation and as administrator of Alexandria Hospital from 1992 to 1997. Following the merger with Inova, Walters led both Inova Alexandria and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals as its regional vice president. He also filled the role as interim CEO for Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Children’s Hospital and most recently CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital.
“Pat’s contribution to the advancement of excellent care throughout the entire region cannot be overstated,” Inova President and COO Mark Stauder stated.
Deborah Addo has been tapped as Walters’ replacement. Addo came to Inova in June 2014 with nearly 30 years of leadership experience in health care operations and management. She previously served as the COO and senior vice president of Meritus Health in Hagerstown, MD. Prior to that, she was vice president of Patient Care Services at Washington County Health System, a 300-bed hospital that was voted a top 100 hospital in the country. Addo’s areas of expertise include financial management, LEAN, organization re-engineering, strategic planning, physician engagement and population health.
“I welcome the opportunity to serve the Loudoun community,” Addo stated. “With the expansion of Inova Loudoun Hospital underway, meeting the demand of a growing community requiring more acute and sophisticated healthcare services, I very much look forward to seeing Inova’s investment in the community assuring the high quality and accessibility of care to our Loudoun families, friends and neighbors.”
Also announced Tuesday was the promotion of Senior Vice President Susan Carroll to regional executive officer over Inova Alexandria and Inova Mount Vernon Hospitals; and Dr. Don Brideau as interim CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. The selection process for the next CEO of Inova Alexandria Hospital is underway, the release states.
“Clearly these appointments demonstrate our strong commitment to each of the communities we are privileged to serve,” Stauder stated.