Notable Names • March/April 2023

By Ryan Kouame

Congratulations to Peggy Harris, regional chief diversity officer of Atrium Health, for being recognized as a 2022 Atrium Health Pinnacle Award Honoree and being named on Becker’s Hospital Review List of 40 Health System Diversity and Inclusion Executives To Know. These awards honor and highlight leaders who have led successful transformations and created an environment of positive change within their organizations.

Harris began her career with Atrium Health in nursing. She later became an administrative leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. In her current role, she works tirelessly to ensure there is fair representation among colleagues, suppliers and leadership. She also serves on the board of directors of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and is chair of the American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare. Her advocacy for the many voiceless people within the health system has deeply impacted patients, colleagues and the communities that Atrium Health serves.