Leadership Changes at Inova

Leadership Changes at Inova

The retirement of H. Patrick Walters, SVP, CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital will lead to changes at Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

From Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Deborah Addo, SVP, will become CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital. From Inova Alexandria, Susan Carroll, SVP, has been promoted to regional executive officer over Inova Alexandria and Inova Mount Vernon Hospitals. Don Brideau, MD, has accepted the interim CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital position, and the selection process for the next CEO of Inova Alexandria Hospital is underway.

Prior to joining Inova, Walters served as president and chief executive officer of Alexandria Health Services Corporation and as administrator of Alexandria Hospital from 1992 to 1997. Following the merger with Inova, Walters led both Inova Alexandria and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals as their regional vice president.

Addo came to Inova in June 2014 with nearly 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare operations and management. Addo previously served as the chief operating officer and senior vice president of Meritus Health in Hagerstown.

Carroll, a healthcare executive with 21 years of experience, previously served as vice president of Inova Cancer Institute and Inova Translational Medicine Institute. Carroll was also on the executive management team at Inova Fairfax Hospital prior to being named SVP, CEO of Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Brideau will continue as Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s chief medical officer in addition to serving as interim CEO beginning April 24. Brideau joined Inova Mount Vernon senior leadership team in 2009 with oversight ranging from clinical quality to patient experience.