Reston, Virginia, April 14, 2010 - After 29 years of service with HCA, and 13 years as the president and chief executive officer of Reston Hospital Center, Bill Adams has decided to retire. He will remain in his role at the hospital until June 1.
"I will miss the hospital a great deal, but it is time for me to move on to another chapter in my life," Adams said. "I am looking forward to staying involved in the Reston community-although in a different capacity-and spending time with my family and friends."
"Bill has been a wonderful asset not only to HCA, but also to Reston Hospital and the greater community," said Margaret Lewis, President of HCA's Capital Division and Senior Executive of HCA Virginia. "He has our thanks and our gratitude for an outstanding career. He'll be missed, but also remembered."
Under Adams' leadership Reston Hospital Center completed a $100 million dollar expansion project that grew many clinical departments and added 60 beds, converted the hospital to all-private rooms, expanded the emergency department and operating rooms, and added a medical office building, surgery center and parking garage. During his tenure he has reshaped the hospital clinically by adding or enhancing several tertiary services and establishing clinical partnerships with facilities throughout the metro Washington area, including Children's National Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center. It was also under his watch that Reston became HCA Virginia's first facility to complete the magnet journey.
Adams has been active and engaged in the community. In particular, he has served several terms as Chairman of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, served on the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance, been a special committee member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and served on the Northern Virginia HealthForce CEO Roundtable.
Adams plans to remain in Great Falls, and will continue to be involved in the greater Reston community. He looks forward to spending more time with his three grandchildren, perfecting his golf game, and hopefully watching the Washington Redskins in the 2011 Super Bowl.
Reston Hospital Center and HCA's Capital Division are in the final phases of the search for the hospital's next chief executive officer. Adams' successor will likely be named in the coming weeks, and will move into the role of CEO in early June.