Covenant Health has named Devan Johnson, MHA, as Parkwest Medical Center’s president and chief administrative officer. In his new role, Johnson will manage the overall operations of the hospital, including Peninsula, Parkwest’s behavioral services division, and work with the leadership team of Covenant Health on system-wide initiatives.

Devan Johnson Headshot

Most recently, Johnson served as the chief operating officer for Mercy General Hospital (Dignity Health) in Sacramento, California. He focused on growing key programs such as cardiology and orthopedics, improving hospital quality and safety rankings, strengthening the facility’s operational performance, and improving employee engagement and the culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging.

His previous leadership roles include serving as the chief operating officer of Deaconess Hospital (Community Health Systems) in Spokane, Washington, and administrative director for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho.

“We’re pleased to welcome Devan to Parkwest and Peninsula. His years of experience in hospital operations will be an asset to the outstanding team at Parkwest,” said Mike Belbeck, executive vice president of operations for Covenant Health.

“I am excited to work with a hospital and healthcare system that has such as strong commitment to serving the people of East Tennessee,” said Johnson. “I have family members who have received care from the Parkwest team, and I’m honored to join such an outstanding group of professionals.”

Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia VCU. He’s an associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Parkwest Medical Center

Parkwest Medical Center, a member of Knoxville-based Covenant Health, is west Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest performs more joint replacement surgeries than any other hospital in the area, and offers award-winning care throughout our facility. For more information, visit

About Covenant Health

Covenant Health is an award-winning Tennessee healthcare delivery system serving 23 counties and committed to providing excellent care for our 2 million+ patients each year. We fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life in our region through comprehensive services at nearly 150 locations, including 10 hospitals; outpatient clinics; specialized behavioral, oncology and rehabilitation facilities; home care; physician practices, and community programs. With more than 11,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Covenant Health is the area’s largest employer and has been recognized by Forbes as a Best Employer seven times. Learn more at