Chippenham Hospital names new COO
Drew Walker is currently VP of operations at Parham Doctors’ Hospital
Drew Walker will be the new chief operating officer at Richmond’s Chippenham Hospital beginning Oct. 24, HCA Virginia announced this week.
Walker is currently the vice president of operations for HCA’s Richmond-based Parham Doctors’ Hospital, where he has overseen capital projects and strategic growth initiatives around orthopedics, spine and bariatric surgery. He also launched two robotic platforms and helped launch a colorectal service line.
“We look forward to welcoming Drew to Chippenham and know his leadership will bolster the work of our medical staff and colleagues, which already has a strong foundation,” Dr. William Lunn, CEO of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals, said in a statement. “His leadership experience makes him the right choice to lead our operations.”
In 2013, Walker started his career as an administrative resident for Bon Secours’ St. Francis Medical Center in 2013 and became the regional director for OrthoVirginia in 2014. Walker returned to Bon Secours in 2016, serving as the administrative director for the orthopedic service line, then as the market administrative director for Bon Secours’ orthopedics, spine, neurosurgery and sports medicine service lines before joining Parham Doctors’ Hospital in 2019.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College and a master’s degree in health care administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
A subsidiary of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 27 outpatient centers and five freestanding emergency rooms, many of which are clustered in Northern Virginia and Central Virginia. HCA Virginia is affiliated with 3,000 physicians.