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AHA board names Nancy Howell Agee chair-elect designate


SAN DIEGO (July 17, 2016) - The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Board of Trustees has selected Nancy Howell Agee, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic, as its chair-elect designate. Agee will assume the chairmanship in 2018, becoming the top elected official of the national organization that represents America’s hospitals and health systems and works to advance health in America.

Carilion Clinic, headquartered in Roanoke, Va., is an integrated health care organization serving one million patients in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Carilion includes a multi-specialty physician group, seven hospitals, the Jefferson College of Health Sciences and a joint ventured medical school and research institute with Virginia Tech. 

Currently a member of the association’s Executive Committee and Operations Committee, Agee is a past member of the AHA’s Health Care Systems Governing Council and previously served on Regional Policy Board 3. She has been a leader in professional and community activities, serving as an AHA commissioner on The Joint Commission board, and on the boards of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, the Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, the Virginia Business Council and Healthcare Realty.

“America’s hospitals are leading a transformation in health care and, as chair, I look forward to helping my colleagues as they work to improve the health of their communities,” said Agee.

Agee began her career as a nurse. She holds degrees with honors from the University of Virginia and Emory University and participated in postgraduate studies at the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University.


About the AHA

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at

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