David McClure to leave Camden Clark Medical Center by the end of 2017

PARKERSBURG — David McClure, president and CEO of Camden Clark Medical Center, has announced he will be leaving the Parkersburg facility by the end of the current year.

McClure, who has headed CCMC since 2014, made the announcement on Friday.

“It is with a heavy heart and much respect for CCMC, CCPC (Camden Clark Primary Care), the CCMC Foundation and the entire Parkersburg community that I announce my departure as the Camden Clark Health Services President and CEO on Dec. 31, 2017,” McClure said. “I have accepted a position in Morgantown as the WVU Health System V.P. of Strategic Initiatives. I will assume responsibility for short and long term strategic planning, goal setting for WVU Medicine and act as a liaison for the system senior leadership team,” he said.

“Together we have accomplished so much to improve the quality of care and the reputation of Camden Clark Health Services in the Mid-Ohio Valley over the last four years. Thank you all for the support you have provided me as we merged and consolidated two hospitals, stabilized the health care environment in the greater Parkersburg area and became, both regionally and nationally, recognized for our achievements in quality care,” McClure said.

“CCMC and CCPC are now clinically and financially stable organizations and continue to build on all the improvements we made during my tenure. I am confident that all of you will continue to accomplish so much more with the ongoing support of WVU Medicine,” McCure said in his announcement to hospital employees.

With the announcement, the Board of Directors in conjunction with the WVU Health System Board, will begin a search for McClure’s replacement. He will work closely with both boards during the process, he said.