Richmond, Va. (Aug. 9, 2017) – Bon Secours Virginia Health System has established a new leadership structure at Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital (RGH). Chris Accashian has been named CEO of RGH, effective July 31, 2017. Accashian, who joined Bon Secours in 2016 as CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian, Va., will serve as CEO of both hospitals. Accashian and his predecessor, Mark Gordon, will work closely on a seamless transition for the employees, physicians, patients and community.
Mark Gordon, who has been with Bon Secours since 2004, will concentrate his leadership on the two Bon Secours hospitals where he serves as CEO, which are Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Va., and Richmond Community Hospital in the city’s East End.
Prior to joining Bon Secours, Accashian was CEO of Parkland Medical Center in Derry, New Hampshire, which is part of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). In that role, Accashian gained valuable experience in successfully leading rural hospitals, which will be essential to guiding RGH through the changing landscape of rural health care that is taking place across the nation.
“Our team is committed to moving RGH in a positive direction,” said Chris Accashian, CEO of Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. “I look forward to working closely with Mark Gordon over the next 45 days on a smooth transition for our employees and patients.”
The health system is actively recruiting for a new role at RGH, an on-site vice president/administrator who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital. The new vice president/administrator will report to Accashian and focus on understanding and meeting the needs of employees, medical staff, volunteers and patients, while also building connections with members of the community who utilize Bon Secours’ facilities and services.