Valley Health welcomes new president, CEO
Mark Nantz was most recently with Bon Secours Mercy Health.
Winchester-based Valley Health welcomed new president and CEO Mark Nantz to the regional health care system on June 1. He succeeds previous president and CEO Mark Merrill, who held the position for 11 years.
Nantz most previously was the chief administrative officer and Atlantic group president with Bon Secours Mercy Health. He has also held executive positions at Carolinas Healthcare System (now Atrium Health). As a certified public accountant, he held a leadership role at accounting firm KPMG International Corp.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his master’s degree in health administration from Pfeiffer University.
“These are challenging times,” Nantz said in a statement. “The COVID pandemic has changed much about the way we provide care, how our community views healthcare workers…and even the way we live. You can be confident that Valley Health’s medical and executive leadership have taken steps to ensure the delivery of safe, quality care as we diagnose and treat those with COVID, as well as care for our other patients with emergent healthcare needs.”
Valley Health employs more than 6,000 across its six hospitals and 50 medical practices, serving more than 500,000 people in the Shenandoah Valley, as well as parts of West Virginia and Maryland.