Bon Secours names new CEO at St. Francis Medical Center
Bon Secours Richmond Health System has named Christopher Accashian CEO of St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian.
The appointment is effective on April 25.
Before his appointment at St. Francis, Accashian was CEO of Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H., which is part of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).
Accashian replaces Mark M. Gordon who was promoted to CEO of Bon Secours Richmond East, which consists of Memorial Regional Medical Center in Hanover County, Richmond Community Hospital in Richmond and Rappahannock General Hospital in the Northern Neck.
St. Francis is a 130-bed acute-care hospital that opened 10 years ago. The hospital discharged nearly 9,500 patients last year.
The St. Francis appointment represents a homecoming for Accashian, who grew up in the Richmond area and graduated from Clover Hill High School in Chesterfield County. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Before becoming CEO at Parkland, Accashian was chief operating officer at Retreat Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond and associate administrator at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Henrico County. Both are part of HCA of Virginia’s Capital Division. Accashian also served as director of planning at HCA’s corporate office in Nashville, Tenn.
As a graduate student at VCU, Accashian worked on the state Certificate of Public Need that allowed the construction of St. Francis.
Bon Secours Richmond, which is part of Bon Secours Virginia, includes five hospitals in the Richmond area and the Northern Neck. Bon Secours Hampton Roads has three hospitals.