David T. Vandewater

David T. Vandewater

David T. Vandewater has more than 30 years of health care management and operations expertise. He joined Ardent Health Services as chairman of Behavioral Healthcare Corporation, Ardent’s predecessor company, in 2001. Later that year, he was appointed president and chief executive officer and expanded the company’s focus to include acute care hospitals and health care systems. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate acute care health systems in three service areas – Amarillo, Texas; Tulsa, Okla. and Albuquerque, N.M. – that include 14 hospitals and three multi-specialty physician groups. Prior to joining Ardent, Mr. Vandewater served as president and chief operating officer of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. Under his leadership, the company grew to become the world’s largest health care organization with $20 billion in annual revenues and more than 340 hospitals, 130 surgery centers and 550 home health locations in 38 states and two foreign countries. Mr. Vandewater holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Henderson State College and a Master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake.

Ardent Health Services

Ardent Health Services invests in quality health care. In people, technology, facilities and communities, Ardent makes considerable investments – producing high quality care and extraordinary results.

Contact Us

One Burton Hills Blvd.
Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 296-3000