Richmond, Virginia — HCA Virginia has appointed Raymond Makhoul, M.D., to the position of chief medical officer for Chippenham Hospital. Makhoul, who began his new role this week, replaces Jake O'Shea, M.D., who was recently named chief medical officer of the HCA Healthcare Capital Division.
Since 2016, Makhoul has served as CMO of Reston Hospital Center, a 223-bed-acute care hospital in Northern Virginia. Prior to joining Reston, Makhoul was trauma medical director at Chippenham Hospital and a practicing vascular surgeon.
His guidance was instrumental in helping Chippenham achieve the status as a Level II trauma center, which provided additional access to lifesaving trauma care for more than 2.2 million residents in Central Virginia. In addition, his extensive healthcare leadership experience includes roles with academic medical centers, such as the VCU School of Medicine, where he served as chairman of the Division of Vascular Surgery.
"We are fortunate that Dr. Makhoul has returned to Central Virginia to help us build on the continuous efforts in providing quality patient care," said William Lunn, M.D., chief executive officer of Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals. "His ongoing commitment to those we serve and the entire hospital community are evident in all that he does."
The chief medical officer provides leadership, direction, and planning for a wide variety of medical and related activities for the hospital. This executive serves as the liaison and resource to management on matters pertaining to medical staff activities.