John Randolph Medical Center Names Dia Nichols New CEO
Former JRMC COO Returns to Lead Area Hospital
Richmond, VA, August 5, 2009— HCA Virginia announced today the appointment of Dia Nichols, FACHE, as Chief Executive Officer of John Randolph Medical Center. He is replacing former CEO Elwood (Bernie) Boone, Jr. who left in April to take a new position with HCA in Texas. Nichols is actually returning to John Randolph where he served as the Chief Operating Officer from 2004 – 2006. Most recently Nichols served as the Chief Operating Officer of CJW Medical Center’s Chippenham Hospital in Richmond.
“I look forward to returning to John Randolph Medical Center and serving residents of the Tri-Cities,” said Nichols. “John Randolph has an excellent staff and clinical team committed to putting patients first and delivering the best possible patient care.”
Nichols received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from South Carolina State University and his master’s degree in health care administration from Indiana University. He is active in the community as a member of Rotary International and Board Member of Communities in Schools and the Instructive Visiting Nurse Association. He is married and has two young sons.
Prior to serving as COO of John Randolph Medical Center, Nichols was the Associate Administrator of West Florida Hospital, a 531-bed HCA hospital in Pensacola, Florida. Before joining the HCA family he was an Assistant Administrator with AnMed Health System in South Carolina.
“Dia has a proven record of hospital leadership experience,” said Peter Marmerstein, CEO of CJW Medical Center. “He has distinguished himself as an engaged leader and has wonderful relationships with physicians, staff, and community. I know that the John Randolph team and Tri-Cities residents will be in good hands.”
About John Randolph Medical Center
John Randolph Medical Center, a 147-bed facility located at 411 West Randolph Road in Hopewell, has served the Tri-Cities for over 90 years, providing high quality healthcare services, from oncology and cardiac care to behavioral health and emergency medicine. The facility combines a small-town atmosphere with sophisticated technology commonly found in large urban hospitals. John Randolph is part of the HCA Virginia Health System, the largest healthcare provider in the Richmond metropolitan area. Affiliated with CJW’s Levinson Heart Hospital, the Cardiac Care services include noninvasive and minimally invasive diagnostics, cardiac catheterization, stress tests and a cardiac rehab program certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Offered in association with CJW’s Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, Oncology Services offer individualized treatment protocols accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, outpatient infusion, chemotherapy, as well as inpatient and surgical services. The ICU/CCU offers eICU WATCH for critical patients, a patient-monitoring system also available at HCA hospitals throughout the Richmond region. The 24-hour Emergency Room offers two distinct treatment areas – an Express ED designed for non-emergent concerns and an acute section for more serious injury and illness. www.johnrandolphmed.com