Craig Richards became chief executive officer of Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital effective Nov. 16, announced West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling.
Richards currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration for the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities. He has more than 19 years of experience within the WVDHHR.
Richards holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from West Virginia University.
He replaces Pat Franz, who has served as interim since September.