Community Care CEO Rick Simon to step down, Trish Collett named as successor

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – After 30 years of dedicated leadership and numerous achievements as Chief Executive Officer of Community Care of West Virginia (CCWV), Rick Simon announced he will be stepping down from his role, leaving a legacy of enhanced access to high quality healthcare in central West Virginia.

Under Simon’s leadership, Community Care has flourished – growing from a single clinic in Rock Cave, WV to seventeen locations and over 500 employees. During that time, CCWV expanded its services, forged strategic partnerships, and consistently delivered quality healthcare to the communities it serves.

“It has been the honor of my life to serve this organization,” said Simon. “Community Care’s success is completely because of the team of professionals who work together to provide the very best healthcare in the region.”

The Board of Directors has announced Trish Collett as the new CEO of Community Care of West Virginia, effective September 14, 2023. Collett brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the healthcare industry, having served as Deputy CEO under Simon since 2022 and as Director of Medical Operations and Chief Operations Officer prior to that. Collett has been a part of CCWV since 2000.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Rick Simon for his exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to Community Care of West Virginia,” said Rosemary Thomas, President of the Board of Directors. “We are excited to welcome Trish Collett to lead us into the next chapter. With her expertise and passion, we are confident that Community Care will continue to thrive and make a lasting impact on the industry.”

“I am honored to have worked with Rick Simon for over 20 years and thank him for his dedication to Community Care,” expressed Collett. “I appreciate the Board’s confidence and am committed to maintaining Community Care’s highest standards as we move forward and continue to expand services in our communities.”

Rosemary Thomas, President of the Board of Directors

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