Leslie Lawson has been with the WVU Health System for 18 years and will be joining Thomas Health as the Vice President of Operations.   In her most recent role with the system, assistant vice president of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, she was responsible for all service line operations and research and was actively involved in the strategic expansion of services across the region.   She also was the recipient of the WVU Medicine Presidential Leadership Award in 2018.

Lawson has a diverse background and held previous leadership roles at WVU Medicine including Administrative Director of Clinical Services for cancer, spine, and stroke programs, as well as positions with payer contracting and finance.  With her leadership, the stroke program became the first program in the state certified by the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.  She has earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Business Administration.

Thomas Health is excited to welcome Leslie to her new role.