Deborah Addo, a Senior Vice President with INOVA, was announced March 28 as the new CEO of INOVA Loudoun Hospital, concurrent with the retirement of H. Patrick Walters, Senior Vice President and current CEO.
“Pat’s contribution to the advancement of excellent care throughout the entire region cannot be overstated,” said INOVA President and COO Mark Stauder in a statement.
Addo will officially take over as CEO on April 24, and Walters plans to stay on in a transitional role through June.
Under Walters’ tenure, INOVA has developed as Loudoun County’s largest and most prominent healthcare provider. Its primary hospital in Lansdowne has gone through several expansions, and in the coming years will house a new, state-of-the-art trauma center and a major expansion of its cardiac care center.
Prior to joining INOVA, Walters served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexandria Health Services Corporation. Following its merger with INOVA in 1997, Walters led both INOVA Alexandria and INOVA Mount Vernon hospitals as Regional Vice President. She also filled the role of Interim CEO for INOVA Fairfax Hospital and INOVA Children’s Hospital.
Her areas of expertise include financial management, LEAN organization re-engineering, strategic planning, and physician engagement and population health, according to a release from INOVA.
“I welcome the opportunity to serve the Loudoun community,” Addo said in a statement. “With the expansion of INOVA Loudoun Hospital underway, meeting the demand of a growing community requiring more acute and sophisticated healthcare services. I very much look forward to seeing INOVA’s investment in the community assuring a high quality and accessibility of care to our Loudoun families, friends and neighbors.”