HCA hires Chippenham Hospital chief nursing officer
M. Lea Lee previously worked with HCA Healthcare
M. Lea Lee will become chief nursing officer of Chippenham Hospital on April 4, HCA Virginia announced Tuesday.
Lee currently serves as the chief nursing officer for LewisGale Medical Center in Salem and will be returning to Richmond. She has previously worked with HCA Healthcare. In 2007, she was Chippenham Hospital’s nursing director before she moved to Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and Johnston-Willis Hospital.
“We look forward to Lea’s Chippenham return,” Dr. William Lunn, CEO of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals, said in a statement. “Her dedication to helping others will continue to ensure our community and our patients have the best care available to them whenever they need us.”
Lee earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and her master’s degree in nursing administration and leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is pursuing a doctor of nursing practice degree from Radford University.
Located in Richmond, Chippenham Hospital and its Chesterfield sister facility, Johnston-Willis Hospital, have 758 licensed beds and brought in about $802 million in net patient revenue in 2020.