Liz Clary, MHA, BSN, RN

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Liz Clary, MHA, BSN, RN
Vice President of Behavioral Health
Peninsula, a division of Parkwest

Liz Clary, MHA, BSN, RN, has served as the vice president of behavioral health at Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, since 2014. Clary is a dedicated health care professional and servant leader who is passionate about developing and promoting behavioral and addiction services within all East Tennessee communities.

Clary is responsible for the operations and management of Peninsula Hospital’s 90-inpatient bed hospital, four outpatient clinics that service Blount, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties, a senior behavioral unit located in Parkwest Medical Center and the psychiatric consult services that provide in person and virtual psychiatric visits across Covenant Health. She aligns her team to achieve goals and core outcomes for behavioral services under pillars of quality, people, growth, service and finance.

In her role, Clary is responsible for the strategic planning and development for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care services and how the programs respond to the mental and behavioral health needs within the Covenant Health system and East Tennessee region.

Previously, she served as the director of patient care services for Peninsula. Prior to that, she was a practicing nurse and cardiac manager at Methodist Medical Center, a member of Covenant Health.

Clary has been named a “Health Care Hero” by Knox.Biz and is a 2013 recipient of the Buscetta Leadership Award, an internal award given to an outstanding Covenant Health manager who personifies leadership excellence.

She received her master’s in healthcare administration from the College of St. Francis in Juliet, Illinois, where she graduated with academic distinction. She received her bachelor’s in nursing from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Why I work for Covenant Health:

“I love working for a company that inspires innovation and growth in order to serve our community and promote health.”

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