Leavitt named cancer services director at Camden Clark Medical Center

PARKERSBURG — Reinnie Leavitt has been named director of Cancer Services at the WVU Cancer Institute at Camden Clark Medical Center.

Leavitt began her career at Camden Clark in 1991 as a staff radiation therapist and has spent the past 17 years dedicated to cancer care. She obtained a bachelor’s from West Virginia University and is board certified from the Ohio State University School of Radiation Technology.

“I am passionate about the CCMC Cancer Program and look forward to expanding my current responsibilities to provide leadership support for enhanced collaboration of existing services and continued growth in the years ahead,” Leavitt said. “Together with WVU Cancer Institute, our hospital leadership team, a highly experienced and well respected group of oncology physicians and a stellar team of diverse staff, I am privileged to be part of an exciting future for cancer care in the Mid-Ohio Valley.”

Leavitt said this is an exciting time for WVU Medicine in Parkersburg and across the state.

“I look forward to working with our dedicated medical staff to achieve not only exceptional care experiences, but excellent patient outcomes,” said Leavitt. “This is my home and I’m dedicated to helping make a difference for those in our community who need us the most.”

Leavitt’s knowledge of programs, the community and those served is an opportunity for her to lead efforts in this important area of health care, Steve Altmiller, president and CEO, said.

“Her wealth of experience and focus on quality and patient advocacy will be key to developing a high-performing team to help realize our vision, goals and outcomes,” Altmiller said.

Her expanded role includes responsibility for strategic planning, program development, recruitment and retention and integration of the medical and radiation oncology medical teams locally. Leavitt will also maintain relations with key physician and hospital leaders throughout WVU Medicine, the Cancer Institute and the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

“I want to congratulate Reinnie as she assumes this new role. It has been a privilege to have known her since she first joined the Cancer Program as she has been an asset to Radiation Oncology,” said Dr. Nik Shah, medical director, Cancer Program/Medical Oncology. “Her leadership and management style will bring our cancer program to a whole new level. I look forward to working with her in this new leadership role.”