CEO of Spotsylvania Hospital Steps Down; will lead the Richmond plant | Local news

Relationship building has been important to McKnight. During an hour-long interview, he mentioned the value of relationships nine times, saying he believed the personal connections – and the team in place – were the reasons the hospital broke down. developed and improved.

But knowing people so well makes it even harder to say goodbye, he said.

“It’s heartbreaking,” he said. “I’m definitely excited for new challenges and so on, but it will tear a piece of my heart out to leave. “


Earlier this month, McKnight led a ceremony where the land was inaugurated for a new free-standing emergency room in the Chancellorsville area. McKnight lives in West County with his wife, Sabrina, and their three sons, and he is familiar with traffic jams. Trying to get a rescue team down on State Route 3 can be a rush hour nightmare, and he’s happy HCA Virginia is investing in this part of Spotsylvania.

Typically, a stand-alone clinic of the planned size, with 10,000 square feet and 11 treatment rooms, costs around $ 10 million.

Almost all of the service lines have grown at Spotsylvania Regional in recent years, McKnight said. The growth came in a county whose population has jumped nearly 13% in the past decade, according to the U.S. census.

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