Neil Heatherly

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Neil Heatherly, President and Chief Administrative Officer, Parkwest Medical Center

Neil Heatherly has served as the President and Chief Administrative Officer of Parkwest Medical Center in west Knoxville since 2016. He previously was President and CEO of Tennova Healthcare for two years and served as Vice President of Operations for hospitals in Tennessee and Pennsylvania for Community Health Systems, the parent company of Tennova. He also has served as President of the organization’s home care division, which included 80 affiliated home health agencies across 23 states.  Heatherly also has served as an administrative leader at HCA hospitals in Texas, Georgia and Tennessee.

Heatherly is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He has served as board chairman of Leadership Healthcare of the Nashville Healthcare Council and is an alumnus of Leadership Knoxville, Leadership Rutherford County, and Leadership Donelson-Hermitage.  Locally, Heatherly has served as a member of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce board, the Interfaith Health Clinic board, and a University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associate Class of 2019.  He  holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in business administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

During his tenure, Parkwest has completed a $99 million expansion; produced record inpatient, surgical, and childbirth volumes; and has received numerous accolades from US News & World Report, American Heart Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Tennessee Hospital Association

 in his teenage years, Heatherly finds his personal and professional inspiration and connection to Parkwest and Covenant Health from deeply rooted source. 


Why I work at Covenant Health:

“As a second-generation hospital administrator, the son of the charter administrator of Parkwest, and a former surgery orderly at the hospital when I was a teenager, it is an honor and pleasure to be a part of Covenant Health. My personal beliefs and goals are fully aligned with the missions and values of our organization. Our focus at Parkwest and Peninsula is consistent and aligned – to meet the healthcare needs of the communities where we live, work, worship, and raise our families. I’m deeply grateful to be a member of a team of wonderful, talented, dedicated, and caring professionals who make a positive difference every day.”