Inside Renown features monthly profiles of the 2018 Top Talent of the Year winners. This month, it’s Megan Pagni, Vice President of Payer Contracting.
Megan was nominated for Top Talent for taking the initiative to enhance the services of her department and building relationships with our payers to address challenges. She is a strategic thinker and has been instrumental in achieving significant financial savings with our organizational contracts.
“As part of the effort to build our payer relationships, we’ve worked to facilitate a greater understanding and appreciation of the services and value Renown provides in Northern Nevada, in addition to facilitating opportunities for more effective interactions between our payers and the Renown team,” Megan said. “Witnessing some of the great progress and collaboration that has evolved over the past few years has been truly rewarding.
Megan loves working at Renown because of the people. “It is such a gift to work with so many bright, talented, passionate people who genuinely care about making a difference,” she said. “I also love working in an organization committed to positively influencing healthcare and our community at large.”
Megan was born in Reno and grew up in a very active family, learning to ski when she was just three years old and hiking up Mount Rose for the first time at age 10. “Because of growing up here, I learned to love anything outdoors – skiing, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, cycling, fly fishing, backpacking,” Megan said. “I feel like the Reno-Tahoe area provides the magical opportunity to have it all, right in our backyards.”
She said she and her husband – also a Reno native and a partner at a local law firm – spend most of their non-work time trying to keep up with their three children, ages 18, 16 and 12. “They each add their special brand of color, adventure and joy to our lives, keeping us in constant motion with track meets, competitive soccer, Taylor Swift concerts, tennis, cross country meets, math questions, and frequent trips to Yogurt Beach,” she said.
In the community, Megan is currently board chair for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada and said she is “really passionate about the impact mentoring can make on a child’s life. I feel like it really fits in with Renown’s values in bettering our community.”
Thank you for living our values, Megan, and congratulations on being one of our Top Talent of the Year 2018 Winners!