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Bruce McClymonds to retire from WVU Hospitals next May

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WVU Hospitals will soon be searching for a new president and chief executive officer.

Bruce McClymonds announced to the hospital's board of directors, management and staff June 21 that he would retire from the position in May 2014.

McClymonds will be stepping down after 25 years with the hospital organization. He was first hired in 1989 as chief financial officer shortly after Ruby Memorial Hospital opened on West Virginia University's Health Sciences campus. He served as chief operating officer for a year in 1995, and in 1997 the hospital board named him to the top leadership post.

"Bruce has been a strong leader for WVU Hospitals, as Ruby Memorial and the West Virginia United Health System have grown to provide West Virginians with access to high quality health care, regardless of income," WVU President and WVUH Board of Directors President Jim Clements said in a news release. "Bruce has also been a strong partner with the WVU Health Sciences Center in preparing the best physicians and health care professionals we possibly can."

A search will soon begin for McClymonds' successor, according to a news release from WVU.