Margaret “Denny” DeNarvaez

Margaret “Denny” DeNarvaez is the president of Adept Health who has held executive-level operations and finance positions at various healthcare organizations. She has been with Adept Health since May, 2015.

Prior to joining Adept Health, DeNarvaez served as president and chief executive officer for Wellmont Health System, a health system with approximately $1 billion in revenue that served the Tennessee and southwestern Virginia markets. At Wellmont Health System, she oversaw an integrated healthcare delivery system that comprised six acute care hospital facilities and one critical access hospital with a total of 1,253 licensed beds, as well as an additional acute care hospital with 100 licensed beds that Wellmont operated through a joint venture. In addition, DeNarvaez also oversaw the full continuum of post-acute services including a nursing home, hospice house and an assisted living facility.

DeNarvaez also served as president and chief executive officer of St. John’s Mercy Health Care in St. Louis, Missouri and senior vice president of regional markets for Sisters of Mercy, the eighth largest Catholic health system in the nation. As the president and chief executive officer of St. John’s Mercy Health Care, she managed $2.5 billion in revenue generated by system entities in Missouri and Oklahoma, with a total of 2,218 beds, 14,797 co-workers and 2,984 physicians combined. Prior to St. John’s Mercy Health Care, DeNarvaez served as the chief executive officer of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the flagship of the Allina Healthcare system. DeNarvaez was also formerly the chief executive officer of Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

DeNarvaez is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from Fort Lauderdale University.