James Cole elected chairman of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
James B. Cole, president and CEO of Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, has been elected chairman of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association.
Cole succeeds John L. Fitzgerald, CEO of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, who remains on the VHHA board of directors as immediate past chairman.
The chairman-elect is Mary N. Mannix, president and CEO of Augusta Health in Fishersville. Robert F. Carrel, president of the HCA Capital Division based in Richmond, is secretary/treasurer.
VHHA represents 110 hospitals and 35 health delivery systems in the commonwealth.