Nancy Howell Agee

Nancy Howell Agee


Carilion Clinic

Nancy Howell Agee is president/CEO of Carilion Clinic, a $2.4 billion not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system headquartered in Roanoke, Va. Prior to her current role, Ms. Agee served as executive vice president/COO. During her tenure as COO, she co-led Carilion’s transformation from a collection of hospitals to a fully integrated, patient-centered, physician-led organization. Ms. Agee is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare and immediate past chair of the American Hospital Association. She was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare for the past three years and one of the “Top 25 Women Leaders” by the same national magazine. Ms. Agee is a former member of The Board of Commissioners for the Joint Commission and past chair of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association and the Virginia Center for Health Innovation. Ms. Agee was named Virginia Business Person of the year in 2017, has been on the list of most influential persons in Virginia for nine years and was named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Virginia500—the 2020 Power List.

Ms. Agee serves on several boards, including American National Bank & Trust, Roanoke Gas Company and Healthcare Realty. She has received numerous awards, including the MS Silver Hope Award, the Paladin Award for Quality and, in 2018, the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award. Ms. Agee received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her graduate degree from Emory University; she completed postgraduate studies at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Roanoke College and Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2015.


Hot Topic: Tackling COVID-19 From the Ground Up – Moving Towards a Large-Scale National Strategy

Presented by Brian Gragnolati, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, Melinda Estes, MD, Nancy Howell Agee at 9:00 AM on Thursday, March 25th.

We are currently facing the greatest public health crises of our lifetime. While significant effort has been made to implement approaches to prevent, treat and reduce the spread of COVID-19, there is a continued need for large-scale strategies that improve outcomes. To meet this charge, states, counties and health systems have risen to the occasion…

Master Series: Masters of Executive Leadership

Presented by Kadesha Thomas Smith, Nancy Howell Agee, Wright L. Lassiter, III at 1:10 PM on Monday, March 22nd.

Within a rapidly changing healthcare environment, leaders are regularly challenged in a variety of situations. Join Nancy H. Agee, president/CEO, Carilion Clinic, and Wright L. Lassiter, III, president/CEO Henry Ford Health System, to learn how they find the inspiration and fortitude needed to make difficult and, in some cases, unpopular decisions for the betterment of…