Valley Health CEO Nantz appointed to Virginia Affairs “2022 Power List”
Winchester, Virginia, September 2, 2022 — Mark Nantz, president and CEO of Winchester-based Valley Health System, has been named Virginia Affairs The magazine’s third annual “Virginia 500” list of top Commonwealth leaders. He is one of 13 selected hospital and health system leaders in the health/biotechnology/pharmaceutical sector.
Nantz joined Valley Health in 2020, during the third month of the COVID-19 pandemic, and his early efforts focused on ensuring a culture of employee and patient safety, financial stability, and a strong bond. with the goal. As a passionate advocate for caregivers at Valley Health, he won board approval for two paycheck protection measures at a time when many health systems were choosing to lay off employees instead, and was a leading voice in the debate about vaccinating healthcare workers.
The Virginia 500 is “like the Fortune 500, but instead of being about companies, it’s about people,” senior editor Richard Foster explained in the August 31 special. “We strive to list Virginia’s most powerful and influential leaders and executives in 20 major industries.” The people are not nominated, but are selected after research by the editorial staff.
“I am honored to be part of this broad and distinguished group of leaders who are making a difference in the lives of Virginians,” Nantz said. “I love what I do and am very proud of all of our caregivers, in all locations, who are committed to serving our community and ensuring our patients receive high quality, compassionate care. »
Health Valley is a nonprofit health system serving a population of more than 500,000 in Virginia’s Northern Shenandoah Valley, West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle and Potomac Highlands, and Western Maryland. As a healthcare provider, employer and community partner, Valley Health is committed to improving the health of the region. The system includes six hospitals, more than 70 doctors’ offices and centers for urgent care, outpatient rehabilitation and fitness, medical transport, long-term care and home care. www.valleyhealthlink.com