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Thomas Jones

2016 Inductee

J. Thomas Jones received an undergraduate degree in accounting from WVU in 1971 and a master’s in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota in 1973.

He served as president and CEO of the West Virginia United Health System from 2002 until his retirement in 2014. During his tenure, the system became the state’s largest health system and grew from two to six hospitals, stretching from the Eastern Panhandle to Parkersburg. He also previously served as COO at Wheeling Hospital, CEO of St Mary's Medical Center in Huntington and CEO of the Genesis Hospital System in Huntington. He currently serves on the WVU Board of Governors and the boards of Arch Coal Inc. and City Holding Inc. Jones is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been recognized as one of the 10 Most Influential Leaders in West Virginia by WV Executive Magazine, a Most Distinguished West Virginian by West Virginia’s Governor, received The Lornelle White Lifetime Achievement Award in Business from The State Journal and is a member of the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame.