Healthcare Business News
Albert Wright Jr., president and CEO of West Virginia University Hospitals

WVU Hospitals selects pharmacist as new CEO

By Bob Herman
Posted: May 29, 2014 - 1:45 pm ET

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.

Advertisement | View Media Kit


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.

Follow Bob Herman on Twitter: @MHbherman

Have news to share about executive comings, goings or promotions? E-mail News Editor John N. Frank at

What do you think?

Share your opinion. Send a letter to the Editor or Post a comment below.

Post a comment

Loading Comments Loading comments...



Switch to the new Modern Healthcare Daily News app

For the best experience of on your iPad, switch to the new Modern Healthcare app — it's optimized for your device but there is no need to download.