Carilion Clinic Board Chair Recognized as Leader in Governance Excellence by Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
James A. Hartley, Chair of Carilion Clinic's Board of Directors, received the 2017 Excellence in Governance Award from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). This award honors those in governance roles who have a history of making significant contributions to the health care field through commitment to service and leadership.
Hartley has been a vocal leader in the health care industry at the local, state and national level for more than three decades, advocating for quality care, patient safety and equal access to health care.
"James ' dynamic leadership, sound judgement and humility made him an ideal candidate for this prestigious honor," said Nancy Howell Agee, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic. "It is truly a privilege to work alongside such a dedicated and passionate leader."
He began his career in 1980 when he joined the Board of Directors of Carilion Giles Community Hospital, later joining the Carilion Clinic Board of Directors in 1989 (formerly Carilion Health System). Over the years, Hartley has served on the Compensation, Executive, Finance and Nominating Committee and serves as Chair of the Executive Committee. Hartley's leadership greatly contributed to the organization's successful transition to Carilion Clinic in 2006, which included a significant expansion of Carilion's primary care physician network, a new dyad management structure and a strong commitment to medical education. He took over as Chair of the Carilion Clinic Board of Directors shortly after this transition in 2008.
Extending to the national level, Hartley also served on the American Hospital Association (AHA) Committee on Governance from 2012-2015, and he currently serves on the AHA Committee on Governance Leadership Development Committee.