WVU Hospitals selects pharmacist as new CEO

Albert Wright Jr. has been named president and CEO of West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, effective Aug. 11.

Wright, 41, a pharmacist by training, will succeed Bruce McClymonds, who is retiring. Wright will be coming to WVU Hospitals from UPMC in Pittsburgh, where he is VP for operations at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside.

WVU Hospitals plans to expand its flagship facility, Ruby Memorial Hospital, from 531 beds to 645 by 2016, which Wright will oversee.

“I'm very excited to be taking this new position at Ruby Memorial and WVUH, especially at this time when it's growing to meet patient demands for advanced quality care,” Wright said in a news release. “Leadership there is clearly devoted to the vision and mission to improve the health of all West Virginians.”

WVU Hospitals is also the flagship of West Virginia United Health System, the largest health system in the state.

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