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      Centra Has New CEO

      Michael Bryant

      Reporter: Danner Evans l Videographer: Brian Whitesell

      Lynchburg, VA - It's one of the biggest health care systems in our area, and now Centra has a new CEO.

      Monday was the first day on the job for Michael Bryant, who was president and CEO at Methodist Health Services Corporation in Peoria, Illinois.

      "I think as you look at health care reform and look at where I think health care is going, Centra is actually one of the few organizations and few communities in the country that I think can redesign themselves to become a more health oriented health care system as opposed to what we do now, which is an illness based system," said Bryant.

      Bryant also said you should expect to see new announcements in the next year when it comes to pediatric care and neuroscience.

      Bryant succeeds George Dawson, who is retiring after nearly three decades.

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