David McClure, FACHE, DFAAPA, chief operating officer for Camden Clark Medical Center, has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Even though McClure no longer practices clinical medicine and has concentrated his efforts in healthcare leadership, he remains a sustaining member of AAPA and attends continuing medical education meetings to remain current in the provision of clinical care for the patient population served by the hospital.
McClure earned the recognition due to his outstanding contributions to patient care and the profession as well his significant dedication and involvement in the community.
Prior to coming to Camden Clark in 2008, McClure was an associate administrator at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations for the acute care hospital.
In addition, McClure began his health care career as a Navy corpsman and advanced his clinical skills to the level of a certified physician assistant providing patient care in hospital-based and private-physician practices.
McClure has a doctorate in health care administration from Stafford University in London, a master's of science from Cardinal Stritch University's College of Business and Management at Milwaukee and a bachelor's in medical science from Alderson-Broaddus College at Philippi, W.Va.
In addition to the AAPA Distinguished Fellow recognition, McClure is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) a former Regent for ACHE and was recently elected the President of the West Virginia Chapter of ACHE.