Covenant Health CMO Honored by Becker’s Hospital Review

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Mandy Halford, MD, Named to “180 CMOs to Know” List

Knoxville, Tenn. – April 2024 – Mandy Halford, MD, senior vice president, chief medical officer and chief medical informatics officer of Covenant Health, was recently named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “180 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers to Know.” She was one of six chief medical officers in Tennessee recognized.

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Mandy Grubb Halford, MD, SVP, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Covenant Health

Becker’s Hospital Review, a publication focusing on hospital business news for healthcare executives, highlighted leaders who “champion patient safety, uphold rigorous quality standards…are drivers of continuous improvement and their efforts have helped garner numerous quality and safety accolades for their respective organizations.”

As Covenant Health’s chief medical officer, Dr. Halford is responsible for leading clinical operations, overseeing service lines and spearheading quality and patient safety improvement initiatives. She aids with strategic planning, resource management, and the development of clinical protocols and policies. She also works with medical staff affairs and Covenant Health’s graduate medical education program.

Dr. Halford earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds a clinical informatics certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. To view the full list of winners, visit

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