Va. Health Center names new president and CEO
Christopher T. Lane joins VHC from Buffalo
Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington has named Christopher T. Lane as its next president and CEO.
Lane replaces James Cole, who is retiring after 36 years at the hospital. Lane will begin in late March.
He will join VHC from Kaleida Health, Western New York’s largest health care system, where he was the president of the system’s flagship hospital, Buffalo General Medical Center and the Gates Vascular Institute, since 2016.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to Virginia Hospital Center and think he will do an excellent job stepping into the role of president and CEO,” said Dr. Russell McWey, chairman of VHC’s board, in a statement. “Chris’s experience forming strategic alliances and partnerships and his record of success with growth and retention efforts make him the perfect person to guide our health system forward as we embark on this next chapter.”
Lane has been with Kaleida Health since 2003 and has served as president of two other hospitals: Millard Fillmore Suburban and DeGraff Memorial hospitals. Before that, he was an administrator at Covenant Health Systems in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve as Virginia Hospital Center’s next president and CEO,” Lane said. “VHC’s incredible employee culture and passion for providing excellent patient care are evident the moment you set foot on the hospital campus. I am proud to continue Jim Cole’s legacy of patient-focused quality care and excited to take the helm as VHC continues its expansion efforts to bring that level of service to an even larger patient population across the Washington, D.C., metro area.”
Lane holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and a master’s in health care administration from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York.
Virginia Hospital Center is a 437-bed, not-for-profit teaching facility.