50 Most Influential Clinical Executives - 2019
Nancy Howell Agee
President and CEO, Carilion Clinic
During her tenure in 2018 as chair of the American Hospital Association board of trustees, Agee led efforts across the association to address healthcare affordability and innovation. In the fall, she oversaw the launch of a new innovation center at the AHA, which Agee said will help spread best practices as hospitals try to shift to a value-based mentality. Agee was a strong advocate in helping Virginia lawmakers pass Medicaid expansion as well. She also oversaw the integration of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine to become fully part of Virginia Tech. Before moving into administration, Agee started her healthcare career as a nurse.