Dunmyer tapped as CEO at OVMC


WHEELING — The Governing Board of Ohio Valley Medical Center named Daniel C. Dunmyer as chief executive officer, effective Dec. 18.

Dunmyer has more than 30 years of senior-level health care executive experience, including CEO positions in South Carolina, North Carolina and West Virginia. While Dunmyer has spent the last decade in the Carolinas, he’s no stranger to the Ohio Valley. He was born in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Bethany College. He received his master of healthcare administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a past chairman of the West Virginia Hospital Association.

Dunmyer has extensive CEO experience in the Mountain State, as he held that leadership role at Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington, Princeton Community Hospital and at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville.

“There are a multitude of reasons for me coming back to the Ohio Valley,” Dunmyer said. “First of all, OVMC has always been a very significant provider and employer in the area, and being able to help build on the heritage and quality of those before me is an exceptional motivator for me to return to this area. Secondly, there aren’t many places I have worked or lived that combine the beauty of the landscape of the area with the people who care about their community and each other.

“The jewel of the area is sometimes not seen or realized until you have been elsewhere,” he continued. “And lastly, we have family and friends nearby. Having ties to West Virginia through my work over the past 30 years as well as my college alma mater in Bethany College and family in Pittsburgh, this is the perfect place for me.”

Dunmyer will leave his post as CEO of Vibra Hospital in Charleston, S.C., to relocate to the Wheeling area. He said he’s looking forward to facing new challenges and taking the reins of such a long-standing and respected community hospital.

“It is an honor to follow those who have dedicated their career to making OVMC the model of health care,” Dunmyer said. “I do not take my responsibility lightly. There are many years of fine tradition at OVMC, and I am excited to build upon that tradition and continue to bring high-quality care to those who trust in us.”

Alecto Healthcare Services, based in Irvine, Calif., purchased Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp. last summer for an estimated $36 million. OVMC and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry were acquired as part of that deal.