Sovah Health-Martinsville announced Wednesday morning they have named Dale F. Alward as the new CEO. Alward will replace, Michael Ehrat. According to LifePoint, Alward comes from Twin County Regional Healthcare, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare facility in Galax, where he served as CEO for two years. Alward served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service in Hospital Administration for more than two decades before transitioning into private sector healthcare in 2007. He also holds a Master of Health Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia and Master of Public Administration from Troy University.