Sarah Nichols Nagle promoted to vice president, Strategy & Planning

Sarah Nichols Nagle promoted to vice president, Strategy & Planning

Sarah Nichols Nagle, FACHE

Sarah Nichols Nagle, FACHE, has been promoted to vice president, Strategy & Planning, from her previous post as the director.

Nagle has more than 15 years’ experience in strategic planning and business development at Christiana Care Health System. She has managed the market research and planning activities that support executive decision-making, advance Christiana Care’s mission, and guide resource allocation in service line development.

As vice president reporting to Randy Gaboriault, chief information officer and senior vice president of Innovation and Strategic Development, Nagle will lead a new strategy formulation and realization model that will align Christiana Care’s planning process with system decision making.

“This unique approach, built on continuous strategy development, will connect the system strategic aims with service line and essential service strategic plans to support the overall goals of the organization,” Gaboriault said.

Under Nagle’s leadership the Strategy & Planning department facilitates the development of business plans, serves as the new business activity clearinghouse, guides and supports the development of strategic models of care, and actively collaborates with strategic partners to achieve strategic aims.

As the director of Strategy & Planning she has fulfilled many key responsibilities, including:

  • Guiding and shaping the development of the Christiana Care strategic aims and annual operating plan goals.
  • Leading the development of the strategic overview that communicates strategy to the Board.
  • Driving clinical and business strategy development in partnership with service lines and essential services.
  • Being actively involved in geographic access point strategy and campus planning efforts, including the planned Women and Children’s building.

Nagle received a master of health administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business and economics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

She serves on the board of the Charter School of Wilmington and as chair of the board’s Strategic Planning Committee. She is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and a graduate of the Advisory Board’s fellowship program.