Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Carilion Clinic's medical and administrative leaders have been called on by local, regional and national media outlets to share their expertise and perspective with the community.
We have listed just a few recent interviews below. Follow Carilion Clinic on social media to stay on top of vaccine information, emerging research, new treatments and enhanced safety measures throughout our facilities.
- Nancy Howell Agee, Carilion's president and CEO, received a Women Leaders’ Luminary Award from Modern Healthcare. She was also named a 2021 Heavy Hitter by Virginia Business magazine. And in time for International Women’s Day, she spoke in depth with WFXR about her story and women in power around the world.
- Steve Arner, executive vice president and COO at Carilion and chairman of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association’s (VHHA) board of directors, reflected on the one-year anniversary of the state’s first confirmed case in a press release issued by VHHA.
- Dorothy Garner, M.D., interim chief of Infectious Diseases, spoke with WFIR about how monoclonal antibodies can help COVID-19 patients avoid serious illness or death. Dr. Garner also emphasized the importance of early intervention with the antibodies in a Roanoke Times article about several at-risk patients’ recovery from the virus.
- Jaclyn Nunziato, M.D., a specialist with Carilion’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, spoke with WSLS about the safety of the vaccine during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
- In a special report on WSLS, ICU nurse Sam Benham, R.N., shared the mental health impacts frontline workers have seen and experienced throughout the long year of caring for COVID-19 patients.
- Paul Skolnik, M.D., chair of Medicine at Carilion, discussed new variants of the virus in a Roanoke Times article about coronavirus at Virginia Tech.
- Robert Trestman, Ph.D., M.D., chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, contributed to a WFXR story about parents and children who are hitting “the pandemic wall.”
- Life-Guard flight nurse Shannan Paitsel, R.N., and flight medic Melissa Ferguson were honored by a man whose life they saved last month while dining off-duty; the story was covered by WDBJ.
And in a special event by Roanoke City Public Schools, Nancy Howell Agee read a children’s book for Read Across America Day that you can watch below or on YouTube.