With a background in hospital administration and extensive experience with HCA, Wagnon comes to HCA Virginia from the 340-bed Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, where he had been CEO since 2008. Wagnon replaces Pat Farrell, who spent 23 total years with HCA, 17 of those years were as CEO of Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the exceptional team already in place at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital,” said Wagnon. “I look forward to working with hospital leadership, staff members and our healthcare teams in continuing to bring the highest level of clinical excellence to our patients in the surrounding community.”
From 2002 to 2008, Wagnon was COO of 368-bed Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo., and from 2000 to 2002 he served in the same capacity at 401-bed Community Hospital in New Port Richey, Fla. His other stops included Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson, Fla. and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Wagnon earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and his master’s degree in health administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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About HCA Virginia…As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 13 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes 4 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, one freestanding emergency room, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ and Spotsylvania Regional.