Jason Studley, president of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, has resigned.
Jennifer Downs, marketing and communications for the Blue Ridge region of Sentara, confirmed the resignation on Thursday and said Brian Zwoyer, vice president and nurse executive, would serve as president in an interim position “to ensure no interruptions to daily operations.
“A full recruitment effort will be conducted and a replacement will be named as soon as possible,” Downs wrote in an emailed statement to The Gazette-Virginian.
When asked, Downs would not provide any other details beyond the statement.
“I think our statement speaks for itself, so I’m going to leave it there,” she wrote.
Studley, when reached by phone Thursday morning, said he wasn’t immediately available to comment.
Studley first came to Sentara in South Boston in March 2018 following the retirement of Chris A. Lumsden.
Prior to joining Sentara, he served as president and CEO of Trinity Hospital of Augusta in Augusta, Georgia, for five years.
Studley’s previous experience includes serving as CEO of LV Stabler Memorial Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama.
He gained additional expertise at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
Studley received his Bachelor of Science in health care administration from Truman State University, and his Master in health care administration from Austin Peay State University.
When he accepted the Sentara job in April, he was actively pursuing a Doctor of Health Administration degree from A. T. Still University.