FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University Health Sciences Chancellor Christopher Colenda will be the next president and CEO of West Virginia United Health System.
Colenda's appointment will be effective in January 2014. He will replace J. Thomas Jones, who plans to retire at the end of the year.
Colenda has served as chancellor since 2009.
WVU President James Clements announced Colenda's selection by the health system's Board of Governors on Sunday. Clements is chairman of the board.
The health system's facilities include WVU Hospitals' Ruby Memorial in Morgantown, Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson; United Hospital Center in Clarksburg; and Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg.