May 9, 2014
Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, senior vice president for hospital operations at Duke University Hospital, has been named CEO of the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Sutton-Wallace comes to UVa. with more than 20 years of healthcare experience, including the last 17 years at Duke University Health System. She will begin at UVa. in July.
“Our goals include providing the best patient care in the safest environment, while optimizing efficiency and effectiveness as an organization,” said Rector George Keith Martin. “These goals can only be achieved in concert, and we are thrilled that Pamela Sutton-Wallace is joining us at this critically important time to help us do just that. She is very highly regarded and we are blessed to have her on our team.”
“Effectively managing a comprehensive healthcare enterprise in today’s environment has to be among the most difficult of assignments,” Sullivan said. “The University of Virginia is fortunate to have someone of Pamela Sutton-Wallace’s caliber join us.”
She will succeed R. Edward Howell, who is retiring in June after more than 12 years as the medical center’s CEO. Howell will continue teaching in the Department of Public Health Sciences following his retirement.