VISIONARY AWARD AND STUDENT VIDEO CHALLENGE
Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP
Tennessee Department of Health
Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP was honored to join Governor Bill Lee’s cabinet upon his inauguration in January 2019 as the 14th commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health. Preceding her public service, Piercey spent a decade in health systems operations, most recently as executive vice president of West Tennessee Healthcare, a public, not-for-profit health system with more than 7,000 employees servicing 22 counties. Her executive responsibilities included oversight of five rural acute care hospitals, two inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, a behavioral health hospital and eight community mental health centers and the system’s population health initiatives. Prior to this role, she served as vice president of physician services, managing the 17 clinics and approximately 90 providers of the West Tennessee Medical Group.