Centra names new president and CEO
Amy F. Carrier comes from Bon Secours Hampton Roads health system
Lynchburg-based health system Centra announced Friday that Amy F. Carrier will be its next president and CEO, effective Sept. 7. The Hampton Roads market president for the Bon Secours Mercy Health system, Carrier will replace interim CEO Richard Tugman, who will resume his post as president of the Piedmont Community Health Plan.
“We conducted a comprehensive national search to ensure we found the best fit for our communities, and the board is confident in the highly qualified individual we have selected to assume leadership of Centra,” Centra Board of Directors Chair Amy Ray said in a statement. “Ms. Carrier’s mission-driven focus, approachability and proven track record of health care leadership make her uniquely qualified to successfully lead Centra well into the future.”
Carrier, who received her bachelor’s degree in labor studies from Penn State University and an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has worked in health care for 28 years. She was previously chief operating officer for the Bon Secours Virginia Health System.
Centra has four hospitals in Lynchburg, Farmville and Bedford among its 50 facilities. It employs more than 8,100 people and serves 500,000 patients in Central and Southern Virginia. In 2020, the system received $1.2 billion in revenue. Dr. Andrew Mueller resigned as president and CEO in January to join MaineHealth as its CEO.