Joe Wilkins Named CEO of Wythe County Community Hospital

October 19, 2017

Wythe County Community Hospital (WCCH) announced today that Joe Wilkins has been named its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective November 13. Wilkins replaces Adam Martin, who has been serving as interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer (COO) since February. Martin will continue serving in his role as COO of the hospital.

“Joe is a talented and accomplished leader who is committed to keeping care close to home for the communities we serve,” said Victor Giovanetti, president of LifePoint’s Eastern Group, of which WCCH is a part. “During his tenure with LifePoint, he has proven himself to be a highly effective leader who is passionate about ensuring the delivery of safe, high-quality care, and I am excited for him to bring his experience to Wythe County Community Hospital as it continues working to improve the health of the Wytheville community.”

Wilkins is a skilled healthcare leader who most recently served as vice president, chief operating officer and ethics and compliance officer for Raleigh General Hospital (RGH), a LifePoint Health facility in Beckley, W. Va. During his time at RGH, he was instrumental in helping the hospital drive significant growth across key service lines and increase operational efficiencies. Prior to RGH, Wilkins served as assistant CEO of Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Va., and as interim CEO of Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia, Va. Additionally he served as director of rehabilitation services at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Va.

An involved member of the communities of which he has been a part, Wilkins has previously served on the boards of directors for the United Way of Southern West Virginia, and the YMCA in Beckley, W. Va., and Petersburg, Va. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

“From the moment we met him, we knew that Joe was a natural fit to lead our hospital into the future,” said Stephen Moore, chair of Wythe County Community Hospital’s Board of Trustees. “He is intently focused on advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier and committed to fulfilling our vision of creating a place where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work. We are confident that he will be a tremendous asset to our hospital and our community.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to work closely with the outstanding team at WCCH to continue providing the highest quality care for patients,” said Wilkins. “WCCH is a special place with an excellent reputation, and I look forward to being part of the exceptional work that is already happening here.”