Gaye Jolly serves as the President and Chief Administrative Officer of LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, a member hospital of Knoxville-based Covenant Health. Named a Top 100 Community Hospital by Becker’s Hospital Review, LeConte Medical Center includes acute care services, women’s services, a cancer center, nursing home, and one of the busiest emergency departments in the region.
Prior to being named Chief Administrator of LeConte in 2017, Jolly was President and Chief Administrative Officer of Roane Medical Center in Harriman, also a Covenant Health member hospital. In that role she oversaw the transition of the medical center to a new $76 million hospital in 2013.
Jolly has served in a variety of managerial and administrative roles at Covenant Health. She joined Parkwest Medical Center as laboratory manager in 1991 and was promoted to the health system’s director of reimbursement and budgeting in 1995. She became Covenant Health’s business systems and process officer in 2001, and served as vice president of supply chain management for the health system before being named to her hospital chief administrator positions.
She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on several boards, including the Tennessee Department of Health Clinical Laboratory Licensing Board, the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, the Sevier County United Way, the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation. Jolly chairs the Michael Dunn Center Board in Roane County.
Why I work at Covenant Health:
“During my 29 years at Covenant Health, I have had many opportunities to serve in different roles and had support from Covenant leadership to grow and develop. I have made lifelong friends among my ‘work family.’ In addition to providing services for the community, I enjoy giving employees the opportunity to learn and grow.”