Debbi Honey, RN

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Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Covenant Health

Debbi Honey joined Covenant Health as the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer in 2017. She is responsible for overseeing the health system’s quality and safety of nursing operations. Prior to her position at Covenant Health, she founded and operated Honey Consulting, Inc., in Chattanooga, a firm offering practical solutions to help healthcare organizations facilitate improvements in performance, business turnarounds, and improving outcomes.

As a consultant, Honey served as Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other previous leadership positions include Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. She also served as Vice President of Clinical Leadership Development and Clinical Operations for Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver, Colorado.

Honey received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. She holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She holds certifications in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) and as a Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), and she is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Honey is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and was selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship program, an advanced leadership program for nurses in senior executive roles.

In 2021, Honey was named a Fellow in the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. The FAONL designation recognizes a nurse leader’s sustained contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership, commitment to service and influence in shaping health care. Honey was among just 10 inductees to represent health care organizations and colleges of nursing around the United States.

Why I work at Covenant Health:

As a passionate and experienced nurse leader, I am honored to be a part of the leadership team of such an excellent organization as Covenant Health.  Our pledge of putting patients first and excellence in all we do fits perfectly with my own values and commitment to safe patient care.  It is personally rewarding to be able to serve the needs of our patients and communities along with the exceptional staff, providers and leaders at Covenant Health.

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