Covenant Health Names Devan Johnson as New Chief Administrator of Parkwest Medical Center

Devan Johnson
Devan Johnson, President and Chief Administrative Officer, Parkwest Medical Center

Knoxville, Tenn. – July 2022 – 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.

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.

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