Health Care 2023: AMY CARRIER
PRESIDENT AND CEO, CENTRA HEALTH, LYNCHBURG
Since arriving at Centra in 2021, Carrier spearheaded the development of the health system’s strategic plan and this year launched an ambitious $500 million, four-year modernization plan.
Established in 1987 through the merger of Lynchburg General Hospital and Virginia Baptist Hospital, Centra Health serves more than 500,000 people through four hospitals, five medical centers and 15 medical practices across Central and Southern Virginia.
The modernization plan includes building new behavioral health and rehabilitation hospitals, a specialty medical office building as well as a new care tower and a replacement emergency room at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Before becoming president and CEO of Centra, Carrier served as market president of Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System for three years. She has also been chief operating officer of Bon Secours Virginia, president of WellStar Cobb Hospital and senior vice president of WellStar Health Services. She has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland.
Carrier received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the boards of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.