On Friday, October 25th, Tim Pistell, Chairman of the Bath Community Hospital Board of Directors, announced the receipt of Kathy Landreth’s notice of Retirement. Mrs. Landreth joined the Bath Community Hospital team in 2014 as the Chief Nursing Officer and was appointed the CEO in January 2015. Before joining BCH, Landreth spent 26 years at Carilion Clinic in various capacities from which she retired from in 2014.
“Kathy has grown into a superb leader and a strong ambassador for BCH. She has taken the lead in BCH’s goal to ensure that anyone who comes to BCH for any reason has a “premier patient experience.” During her tenure, BCH’s total visits have grown from 19,500 in 2014 to 32,300 in 2018. We have added critical new services, including Behavioral Health and General Surgery, and expanded to serve our neighbors in Covington. While her official retirement date will be next summer, she has agreed to continue to serve as necessary on any transitional issues. ”
Landreth stated, “I have found working at Bath Community Hospital extremely fulfilling yet pleasantly challenging. I consider my work here as the pinnacle of my career, and I wish the staff, leadership, and medical providers continued success.” She continued, “I would also like to thank the entire Board of Directors for the support and guidance over the past five years, and I am available to make this as smooth of a transition as possible for the organization.”
Landreth has given the hospital eight months’ notice as she plans to retire the end of June 2020 to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where her husband accepted a teaching position earlier this year. In addition to her hospital responsibilities, she also serves on the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, the Virginia Rural Health Association, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Foundation Board as well as the Covington & Hot Springs Rotary Club.