2021 Cabell Brand Hope Award Recipient: Nancy Agee

We are happy to announce the winner of the 2021 Cabell Brand Hope Award! This year the award was presented to Nancy Howell Agee, President & CEO of Carilion Clinic. We congratulate her and thank her for her dedication to the communities in southwest Virginia.

Nancy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Carilion Clinic. Before becoming CEO in 2011, Ms. Agee served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. During her tenure as COO, she co-led Carilion’s reorganization from a collection of hospitals to a fully-integrated, physician-led clinic. The reorganization resulted in a partnership with Virginia Tech to create an allopathic medical school and research institute.

Woman in blue suit receives award from woman in red suit
Agee accepts award from Dr. Brenda Hale

Ms. Agee is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare and immediate past chair of the American Hospital Association (a membership organization representing the nation’s 5,000 hospitals). She has been perennially named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare as well as the Top 25 Women in Healthcare. Ms. Agee is a former member of the Board of Commissioners for the Joint Commission (international hospital accreditation organization) and past chair of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association and the Virginia Center for Health Innovation.

Past Cabell Brand Hope Award recipients