Albert L. Wright, Jr.
President and CEO
West Virginia University Health System
Albert is the president and chief executive officer of the West Virginia University (WVU) Health System, West Virginia’s largest private employer.
Before joining the Health System in September 2014, he served in a variety of senior-level leadership positions at some of the nation’s most prestigious healthcare systems and academic medical centers, including Ohio Health and UPMC.
Since his appointment as president and CEO, Albert has led a fundamental transformation of the Health System, moving it from a holding company to a fully integrated network. Through a combination of acquisitions, management agreements, and clinical affiliations, he has grown the Health System to a network of 16 hospitals while significantly expanding its specialty and sub-specialty care in areas such as cancer, heart and vascular, and neuroscience, among many others. Under his leadership, the Health System also became West Virginia’s first and only multiorgan transplant center, and broke ground on a new, 150-bed Children’s Hospital.
Today, the WVU Health System has 2,000 licensed beds, a medical staff of 2,000, 20,000 employees, a 675-bed academic medical center, seven community hospitals, eight critical access hospitals, and three managed hospitals. It serves a multi-state region that includes West Virginia, Western Maryland, Eastern Ohio, and Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Albert obtained his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree at the University of Toledo, a Master of Health Administration at The Ohio State University, and his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Florida. He is involved in several charitable and civic organizations and serves on several boards. He and his wife, Joy, have four children.
Clay Marsh, MD
Chancellor and Executive Dean
West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
Clay Marsh, MD, leads the academic health sciences center of West Virginia University – including five schools – dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health – and numerous allied health programs and clinical operations around the state.
A national leader in personalized medicine and in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Marsh has concentrated his efforts in determining how to help individuals stay healthy and how to create ecosystems to make this easy.
Dr. Marsh is a two-time graduate of West Virginia University, earning an undergraduate degree in biology in 1981 and a medical degree in 1985.
From 1985 to 2015, he was at The Ohio State University. He served a residency in internal medicine; a research fellowship in pulmonary and critical care; a chief residency in internal medicine; a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine; and an extension research fellowship in pulmonary and critical care. As a faculty member, he held a wide range of teaching, clinical, research, and administrative roles at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, including as vice dean for research and vice dean for innovation in the College of Medicine.
Michael B. Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
West Virginia University Health System
West Virginia University Hospitals
Michael B. Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, who was named Chief Medical Officer in 2020, is WVU Medicine’s primary physician executive and is responsible for the organization’s clinical services. He also serves as vice dean for clinical affairs in the WVU School of Medicine and chief executive of University Health Associates, the physician practice plan.
Dr. Edmond earned his medical degree from the WVU School of Medicine in 1986. He subsequently earned advanced degrees in public health, public administration, and business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and the University of Iowa. His postdoctoral training includes fellowships in hospital and clinical epidemiology, as well as infectious diseases, at the University of Iowa and the University of Pittsburgh. Both his internship and residency in internal medicine were at WVU.
Dr. Edmond has held numerous academic and clinical leadership posts. Prior to joining WVU Medicine, he served as the chief quality officer, associate chief medical officer, and clinical professor of internal medicine–infectious diseases at the University of Iowa Health Care. Earlier in his career, he served as chair of infectious diseases at VCU.
Mark G. Boucot
President and CEO, Garrett Regional Medical Center
Executive Vice President of Government Affairs
Interim President and CEO, Grant Memorial Hospital (Managed Hospital)
Michael A. Grace, MBA, EdD, FACHE
Chief Administrative Officer
President and CEO, Reynolds Memorial Hospital
David Hess, MD
President and CEO, Barnesville Hospital
President and CEO, Harrison Community Hospital
President and CEO, Summersville Regional Medical Center
Executive Vice President of Healthcare Integration and Business Development