LewisGale Hospital Montgomery appoints new CEO


Lewisgale Montgomery Hospital has hired Lauren Dudley as chief executive of the 146-bed medical and surgical center. Dudley succeeds Alan Fabian who was recently appointed president of Lewisgale Regional Health System Market.

Dudley is an experienced healthcare executive with over 14 years in the industry. Throughout her career, she has held various key leadership positions in large complex and small acute care hospitals within HCA Healthcare. Currently, Dudley serves as Chief Operating Officer for HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital where she is credited for major facility construction projects totaling over $120 million in capital funding for facility expansions and the conduct of multiple technological improvements to the service line.

“Lauren’s has had tremendous success streamlining operational efficiencies, service line expansions and capital improvements across multiple HCA Healthcare locations,” said Alan Fabian. “I’m confident she will continue to build on a strong foundation and the path forward for LewisGale Hospital Montgomery’s continued growth and success, anchored by industry-leading quality and colleague engagement.”

Dudley is also active in her community. Most recently, she served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County, Florida. Additionally, she is an alumnus of HCA Healthcare’s Executive Development Program and has been a keynote speaker at various healthcare summits.

“This is an exciting time for LewisGale Montgomery Hospital and the community with the current expansion of the hospital’s surgical department,” said Dudley. “I look forward to collaborating with internal and external hospital stakeholders to collectively increase access to high-quality care for patients right here in the New River Valley.”

Dudley earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Appalachian State University and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina.

About Lewis Gale Hospital in Montgomery

Lewis Gale Hospital in Montgomery is part of the LewisGale Regional Health System, which includes 44 HCA Virginia Health System– Company-owned patient care facilities, including four hospitals, two free-standing emergency rooms, two regional cancer centers and affiliations with salaried and independent physicians. HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 27 ambulatory care centers, six free-standing emergency rooms, and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. The private hospital system is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $105.7 million in charitable and unpaid care, and pays $88.9 million in taxes annually.


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