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New CEO Named for William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital


Patrick Ryan has been named chief executive officer of William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital.

Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen L. Bowling said Monday that Ryan’s appointment is effective Aug. 17.

Ryan has served as regional director of operations for Diamond Healthcare and director of behavioral medicine at Fairmont Medical Center since 2008.

He will place Kim Walsh, who has served as interim CEO of the state psychiatric hospital since Dec. 4. 2014. Walsh also is deputy commissioner of programs for the DHHR’s Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities. She was appointed as Sharpe’s interim CEO following the resignation of Parker Haddix.

Bowling also says Randy House has been named assistant CEO of Sharpe. His appointment is effective July 16.