Rebecca Segal will take over as CEO of Fauquier Health starting Sept. 6, the hospital has announced.
Segal was previously CEO of Rutherford Regional Health System, a Duke LifePoint facility in Rutherfordton, N.C. She has served there since 2017. Segal replaces Tony Young, who has been serving as interim CEO at Fauquier Health for the past several months. Former CEO Chad Melton left Fauquier Health for another health care post nearly a year ago.
“We are delighted to welcome Rebecca to Warrenton,” Steve Wojcik, chair of the Board of Trustees for Fauquier Health, said in a news release. “She is a Virginia native who is familiar with our region and passionate about its health. She also is a proven leader with the skill set to lead Fauquier Health and expand the services and quality care provided to our region. We thank Tony for his service and look forward to the future with Rebecca’s leadership.”
According to the release, while Segal served as CEO at Rutherford she "made strides" in recruiting more physicians, expanding access to primary and specialty care throughout the region and improving patient safety and experience.
Segal also oversaw a $17 million master facility renovation plan.
Prior to Rutherford, Segal served as COO of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, a LifePoint Health facility in Somerset, Ky., and as assistant administrator for two other LifePoint facilities in Virginia and West Virginia.
“I look forward to joining Fauquier Health and to serving the employees, patients and community in Warrenton,” said Segal. “Being from Virginia, coming to Fauquier is a homecoming for me and I am excited to get to know the team and work towards advancing the care and services we provide here and fulfilling our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”
Segal earned a bachelor of science in business administration from University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg and a master of health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. In 2017, she was named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Rising stars: 60 healthcare leaders under 40.” She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).