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LewisGale President Bartlett to leave July 1

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SALEM (WSLS 10) - Jon Bartlett, the president of LewisGale Regional Health System, announced on Tuesday that his last day will be July 1.

"I have decided to leave LewisGale and return home to Colorado. This was a difficult personal and professional decision to make, as this is a great team, hospital, health system and region. I have truly enjoyed my time at LewisGale, and appreciate the tremendous support from our physicians, employees, HCA and the community," said Bartlett in a press release.

He joined LewisGale Regional Health System in October 2013, as market president of the system's four hospital facilities, outpatient centers and dozens of HCA-owned and operated physician practices.

LewisGale says a search will begin immediately for his replacement.