LewisGale Regional Health System Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Ryan D. Lee, FACHE has joined LewisGale Medical Center as the  new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to relocating to Virginia, Lee spent the last two years as COO at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, Florida. 

“Ryan’s relationship-focused leadership style has brought noteworthy improvements in quality, satisfaction, physician and employee engagement and operations. He has also been involved in  growth-focused construction projects, which have included expansions, renovations and redesigns,” LewisGale CEO Lance Jones said.  

As a native of Aiken, South Carolina, Lee attended Clemson University and earned his Master of  Health Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was named to Becker’s Hospital Review as a  “Rising Star Under 40.” 


About LewisGale Regional Health System
LewisGale Regional Health System’s 44 HCA-owned patient care facilities include 4 hospitals, 1 standalone ER, 2 regional cancer centers and affiliations with both employed and independent physicians. With 3,000 employees, its annual payroll is $236 million. The system also paid $32 million in taxes and provided more than $82 million in uncompensated care to those most in need in 2017 alone. LewisGale is also part of HCA Virginia, the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Commonwealth with nearly 15,000 employees. For more information, see www.lewisgale.com