Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital has appointed Brian Zwoyer as the new chief nurse executive at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.

“We interviewed quite a few individuals for this role and were privileged to have many talented professionals to choose from,” said Jason Studley, president of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.

Dr. Zwoyer comes to the community with an extensive and impressive education, as well as years of experience in the nursing field.

He received his associates degree in nursing from Shoreline Community College in Seattle, Washington in 1997 and his Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Phoenix in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2007.

In 2015, he received his Master of Science in nursing, also from the University of Phoenix. He went on to receive his Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2018 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk.

He is board certified in nursing administration through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“Our nursing staff thrives under bold leadership and clear direction,” said Keisha Jackson, nurse manager at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.

“Brian Zwoyer has an extensive track record of leadership and impressive accolades that showcase his ability to take nursing to the next level. We look forward to his leadership here at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.”

Zwoyer has spent the last five years as the Director of Inpatient Surgical Services, Adult Critical Care, and the Emergency Department at University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville.

Prior to this role, he worked for six years as a nurse manager in Digestive Health, General Surgery and Transplant Urology at UVA in Charlottesville.

Zwoyer also spent seven years serving his country in the United States Army.

In 2012, he received the Distinguished Nurse Manager Award from the University of Virginia Health System, and he is an AONE Nurse Manager Fellow.

“I’ve been a nurse for 22 years, and of those, I have spent 16 in nursing leadership,” said Dr. Zwoyer. “This experience, coupled with my education, has prepared me for the challenges this new opportunity will offer. I am looking forward to getting to know the staff at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital and using my skillset to enhance the already excellent care being provided by these stellar nurses.”

Dr. Zwoyer and his family will be relocating to South Boston over the next few months with his start date to be announced soon.