Top 25 Women in Healthcare biographies
Nancy Howell Agee CARILION CLINIC ROANOKE, VA
Agee has served as president and CEO of Carilion Clinic, an integrated healthcare organization, since 2011. The organization includes a multispecialty physician group, eight hospitals, the Jefferson College of Health Sciences and a joint venture medical school with Virginia Tech located in Blacksburg. Agee began her healthcare career as a nurse for the Carilion Clinic before serving in a variety of management roles and then being appointed vice president of medical education in 1996. In 2000, she became system vice president and then was promoted again to chief operating officer in 2001. Last year, she became chairman-elect designate of the American Hospital Association. She will assume the chairmanship in 2018.
Leah Binder LEAPFROG GROUP WASHINGTON, DC
For nearly a decade, Binder has served as president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group, a not-for-profit dedicated to improving quality and safety at healthcare provider organizations. Under her leadership, the organization has launched a number of initiatives, including the Hospital Safety Score, which assigns letter grades assessing the safety of hospitals across the country. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, the Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal online expert forum and sits on numerous national boards and councils. Before joining Leapfrog, Binder held a number of other roles, including a stint as a senior policy adviser to then-New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and eight years as vice president at Franklin Community Health Network, Farmington, Maine.