MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The president and chief executive officer of WVU Hospitals is retiring next spring.
Bruce McClymonds announced his decision Friday. He'll leave in May 2014.
McClymonds joined the organization as chief financial officer in 1989, served as chief operating officer in 1995-96 and was appointed to the top leadership post in 1997.
Under McClymonds' leadership, WVU Hospitals expanded the range of services and more than doubled the number of people it serves. It's also become one of the region's biggest employers.
McClymonds also helped lead the group that organized WVU's Morgantown-based faculty medical practice and teaching hospitals into a single management structure, known as WVU Healthcare.
He also added two Eastern Panhandle hospitals to the organization.
WVU President Jim Clements says a search for a successor will begin soon.