Paul Gaden

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Corporate Vice President

Mr. Paul Gaden, MBA, is the Corporate Vice President for Sentara Healthcare responsible for the system's Western Region. This includes Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Sentara RMH Medical Center, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and Sentara Life Care. Mr. Gaden brings a wealth of operational and financial leadership to the system, as well as a continued focus on community partnerships.

Previous Experience

Prior to his current role, Mr. Gaden was most recently President of Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, V.A. since August 2019. Before that, he has held executive positions for a number of health systems across the country, including as the CEO of Bon Secours DePaul and Bon Secours Maryview Medical Centers in Hampton Roads since March, 2018.

He has also served in operational and financial executive positions with Catholic health systems in Oregon, Texas and Virginia, as well as the University of Virginia Health System.

Mr. Gaden is no stranger to Sentara. He has served as director of finance for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital from 2006 to 2009 where he provided financial leadership to Sentara Healthcare's flagship facility.

Current Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Healthcare Executives – active member


  • The College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA) – MBA
  • Pennsylvania State University (Middletown, PA) – BS, Finance