Albert Wright has been promoted to president and CEO of West Virginia University Medicine. He replaces Dr. Christopher Colenda, who retired in August.
Wright, 44, was most recently COO of WVU Medicine. He joined WVU in August 2014 as CEO of the system's flagship hospital, West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown.
Before joining WVU, he was VP of operations for five years at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh. He also was VP of operations at Ohio Health's Dublin Methodist Hospital.
John Kerndl has been named CFO of Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, Mich., effective Dec. 12. He replaces John Keuten, who retired in July.
Since 2012, Kerndl has served as senior VP and CFO of hospital operations at LifePoint Health based in Brentwood, Tenn. He joined LifePoint in 2010 as CFO of a division with 11 hospitals in four states.
Before LifePoint, he was CFO from 2007 to 2010 of three Arizona hospitals part of Vanguard Health Systems. He has also served as assistant CEO and CFO for Community Health Systems facilities in Illinois.