MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and chief executive officer of WVU Medicine West Virginia University Health System, announced today the appointment of Steve Altmiller as president and CEO of WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center (CCMC). Altmiller succeeds David McClure, who left CCMC earlier this year to take a senior-level position with the West Virginia University Health System. Altmiller’s appointment comes after a national search that lasted several months; he will begin his new role at the Parkersburg hospital on January 15, 2018.
“Steve is an exceptionally talented chief executive who will put his nearly four decades of healthcare experience to work for the betterment of Camden Clark Medical Center. He’ll bring a fresh vision to the hospital and continue its upward trajectory and growth,” Wright said. “Steve continues the trend of top administrative and clinical talent in healthcare wanting to come to West Virginia to be part of WVU Medicine and its hospitals and clinics.”
Altmiller formerly served as president and CEO of Good Shepherd Health System in Longview, Texas. His leadership of that non-profit, multi-hospital health system resulted in the expansion of clinical services, growth in its medical staff, and an affiliation with another Texas health system that enabled Good Shepherd to continue its charitable mission. Over the course of his distinguished career, Altmiller has held similar, senior-level positions at hospitals or health systems in Mississippi, New Mexico, Alabama, and South Carolina.
“I’m thrilled by the opportunity to lead Camden Clark Medical Center. The vision that both Dr. Terry Capel (CCMC’s board chair), and Albert Wright articulated energized me and convinced me that this was the right place for me,” Altmiller said. “I’m grateful that they have the confidence in me to lead the hospital and help integrate it further into the WVU health system. I’m also very impressed with the great work that’s already been done to make Camden Clark Medical Center such a critical community asset. I want to build on its many recent successes, and help take the hospital, and its team members, to new heights.”
Altmiller holds an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama, and a B.S. from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on several civic and non-profit boards. Ginny, his spouse, will join him in Parkersburg, where they will settle. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.
Camden Clark Medical Center is a 302 licensed-bed, not-for-profit, acute care facility that serves the Mid-Ohio Valley, a nine-county region of 200,000 residents in West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. As the community's hospital for 118 years, Camden Clark is the region's primary source for advanced healthcare and wellness programs, and has earned accreditation from The Joint Commission. Most recently, Camden Clark broke ground on a new medical office building for its expanding cardiology program, which is affiliated with the WVU Heart & Vascular Institute. Camden Clark also offers cancer services that are affiliated with the WVU Cancer Institute. Last year the hospital opened a new, $20 million, 63,000 square foot tower, which includes a new emergency department.
WVU Medicine unites the physicians and scientists of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center with the hospitals, clinics, and health professionals of the West Virginia University Health System. Together, they are a national leader in patient safety and quality and are unified and driven to provide the most advanced healthcare possible to the people of West Virginia and beyond. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; the affiliated schools of the WVU Health Sciences Center; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. For more information, visit wvumedicine.org.