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Dr. Janice E. Nevin to Serve as Salem College Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipient

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (APRIL 12, 2023)—Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH will offer the commencement address at Salem College’s commencement on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in the outdoor May Dell on the school’s campus. Dr. Nevin will also receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the ceremony. A visionary and collaborative health care leader, Nevin serves as president and CEO of ChristianaCare, one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations. ChristianaCare is centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs.

“Salem College is honored that Dr. Nevin has graciously agreed to speak at our upcoming commencement ceremony,” Salem Academy and College President Summer Johnson McGee, Ph.D., CPH said. “With Salem’s emphasis on health leadership, Dr. Nevin is a stellar example of the kind of leaders in health we believe our graduates aspire to be. She is an ideal person to share insight from her career as one of the country’s leading healthcare executives. Salem has enjoyed a strong relationship with ChristianaCare for the last couple years, and we look forward to welcoming Dr. Nevin to our campus to inspire Salem’s graduates as they prepare to leave our campus and begin the next exciting chapter in their lives.”

Nevin is nationally recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in value-based care and population health and for her assertion that truly great health care is built on the values of love and excellence. These values are exemplified in her commitment to health equity and anti-racism, and to improving health, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs.

Modern Healthcare selected Nevin as one of its 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives in 2020, 2021 and 2022 in addition to naming her to the publication’s Top 25 Women Leaders in 2019, 2022 and 2023. The Philadelphia Business Journal included her on its 2022 and 2023 Power 100, a list of the region’s most influential leaders, and named her one of its 2022 Most Admired CEOs.

She serves on the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and is a member of the AHA Committee on Maternal and Child Health. Nevin is treasurer of the board of directors of America’s Essential Hospitals and a member of the organization’s executive committee.

Nevin graduated from Harvard University and earned her medical degree with honors from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her family medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Pittsburgh.

If case of severe weather, Salem College’s commencement will be moved indoors to the Hanes Auditorium in Salem Academy and College’s Elberson Fine Arts Center.

About Salem Academy and College

Salem Academy and College is the nation’s oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States. Salem Academy is intentionally focused on STEAM to transform students’ education through the holistic integration of rigorous academic and co-curricular experiences that build character and leadership. Salem College provides a liberal arts education with a distinctive focus on health across the curriculum and co-curriculum, preparing students to make the world a better, healthier, and more equitable place. Salem College is the only national liberal arts college exclusively focused on developing the health leaders of tomorrow.

For more than 250 years, Salem Academy and College has empowered and prepared girls and women from all around the world to effect change, shatter expectations and lead. Salem Academy and College is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a vibrant educational community known for arts and innovation. For more information about Salem Academy, please visit For more information about Salem College, please visit

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