WVU Medicine appoints Louis Roe Jr. President/CEO of local hospital

WVU Medicine system President and CEO, Albert Wright recently announced that Louis Roe Jr. would assume the role of President/CEO at both its Braxton Memorial Hospital and Summersville Regional Medical Center. Louis stepped in to serve as interim CEO in July, following the departure of former CEO, Karen Bowling, who accepted the same position at Princeton Community Hospital.
Louis has more than 25 years administrative and executive-level experience in healthcare and has worked in a variety of settings, including both for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare systems. He has had executive-level responsibilities in the areas of inpatient acute care, long-term acute care, home health, durable medical equipment sales, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient behavioral health, and physician practices. Wright said in his announcement
“Since his appointment in July, I have gotten to know Louis and believe he is a highly skilled and talented hospital leader who will continue to do great things for Braxton and Sum-mersville!” he added.
Louis came onto the BCMH and SRMC teams as VP of Operations immediately before the start of the pandemic and has dedicated his undivided attention to providing support and leadership to both institutions. His passion is to see both facilities provide quality care as close to home as possible for the residents of West Virginia and create access to those services that cannot easily be provided in rural communities. He works diligently with the leadership team at the two campuses, as well as system leadership to ensure that the hospitals are continuing to improve the level of care provided and serving the community to the best of their capacities.
Roe says he looks forward to continuing to build relationships in his permanent role and working with his staff to achieve the hospital vision of exceptional care which leads to healthier communities.