LewsGale President Resigns

Salem, VA - The president of LewisGale Regional Health System announced his resignation Monday.

Victor E. Giovanetti will accept the position of chief operating officer of LifePoint Hospitals' Eastern Group based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Giovanetti served as market president of LewisGale Regional Health System since 2008.

"It is under Victor's direction, as a strong and visionary leader, that LewisGale Regional Health System made great strides in becoming an integrated provider network, said Margaret Lewis, president of HCA's Capital Division. "We're disappointed to see him leave, but certainly wish he and his family all the best."

Giovanetti will make the transition in late July. A search for his replacement will begin immediately.