Inova names new CEO for health care network

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Inova has named a new CEO for the Northern Virginia-based network of hospitals and health care centers.

A Wednesday statement says Dr. J. Stephen Jones will be Inova’s next leader. He will succeed Knox Singleton, whose three-decade tenure saw enormous growth.

Jones is an expert in urological oncology. He’s currently the president of a Cleveland organization that oversees 11 regional hospitals and more than 24,000 caregivers and medical staff.

As Inova’s chief, he will oversee 17,500 employees, five hospitals and a network of health care centers that serve more than 2 million people a year in the northern Virginia region.

Inova is in the midst of an expansion centered on genomics and personalized medicine. In 2015 it purchased the former ExxonMobil campus across from its flagship hospital in Fairfax County.

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