Martin J. "Marty" Bonick
President and Chief Executive Officer
Martin J. Bonick is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Ardent Health Services. A veteran health care leader, Mr. Bonick has nearly 25 years of experience driving business growth through innovation and quality improvement across a variety of health care settings. With experience in for-profit, non-profit, public, and privately held companies, he has held senior management roles in large tertiary and academic medical centers, multi-site networks of inpatient and outpatient facilities, and physician services organizations.
Prior to his appointment as President and CEO of Ardent, Mr. Bonick was CEO of PhyMed Healthcare Group, a national provider of anesthesia and pain management services. Throughout his tenure, he drove significant growth both organically and through the acquisition and integration of multiple important partners. Before joining PhyMed in 2017, he served as a division president at Community Health Systems, where he led operations for a $4.5 billion portfolio of 36 hospitals, associated clinics, outpatient centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care operations across six states. While at CHS, he led the integration of 15 new hospitals into his division while experiencing significant volume and EBITDA growth.
Previously, Mr. Bonick was CEO of Jewish Hospital and senior vice president of operations for Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. He began his health care career at Hillcrest HealthCare System in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was acquired by Ardent Health Services in 2004. Throughout his 11-year tenure at Hillcrest, he held a number of leadership positions, including vice president of operations for Hillcrest Medical Center and CEO of Oklahoma State University Medical Center.
Mr. Bonick is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He holds dual master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in Health Care Administration and Information Management, as well as a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois.