Denny DeNarvaez, Wellmont Health System’s president and chief executive officer, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Tennessee Hospital Association. DeNarvaez was elected to an at-large position and will serve a three-year term. Her first meeting will be this month.
DeNarvaez has served as Wellmont’s president and CEO since August 2010. Before she joined Wellmont, DeNarvaez was CEO of St. John’s Mercy Health Care in St. Louis. During her tenure there, she was a member of the Missouri Hospital Association’s board of trustees. The association honored her in 2009 with the Visionary Leadership Award.
The association’s mission is to lead its members in advocacy for and support of community-based hospitals and health systems and assist them in delivering accessible, cost-effective, quality health services. The not-for-profit organization provides education and information for its members and informs the public about hospitals and health care issues at the state and national levels.