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New president, CEO appointed at WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital

RIPLEY, WV — Candace N. Miller, M.B.A., has been appointed as the new president and CEO of WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital, effective July 15.

Miller succeeds Stephanie McCoy, who is retiring after 13 years of leadership.

“We are excited to welcome Candace to Jackson General Hospital. With her expertise, we know that the future of the Hospital is very bright,” said Rob Fisher, chair of the Jackson General Hospital Board of Directors. “We extend our most sincere thanks to Stephanie for her dedication to the patients of Jackson County, and we wish her well on her much-deserved and hard-earned retirement.”

Miller will report to Greg Rosencrance, M.D., president and CEO of WVU Medicine Thomas Hospitals, as part of her new responsibilities.

“I’m looking forward to having Candace join the WVU Medicine family and working alongside her to meet the healthcare needs of the people of Jackson County,” Dr. Rosencrance stated. “Jackson General Hospital has a great team of providers and staff, and it will now have Candace to carry on Stephanie’s tremendous legacy of leadership.”

Miller joins WVU Medicine from OhioHealth in Columbus, where she held various leadership positions. Since 2018, she served as the corporate senior advisor responsible for system-wide internal resources, managing capacity and patient flow, and collaborating extensively with care site CEOs and clinical leaders to improve operational excellence and patient care.

Previously, Miller served as corporate vice president for OhioHealth and held several roles at its O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, including vice president and chief operating officer, vice president of clinical support services and chief ethics and compliance officer, and vice president of professional services and quality management.

A native of Mason County, Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from Marshall University and a graduate-level certificate in business administration and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Colorado Technical University.

Miller’s appointment follows the recent opening of Jackson General Hospital’s $35 million state-of-the-art patient care wing.

“It’s my honor to come home to West Virginia and assume the role of president of Jackson General Hospital, especially as it is entering a new phase with the opening of its beautiful new wing,” Miller remarked. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the team and working with them to continue to provide the best care for the people of the Mid-Ohio Valley.”

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