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Marty Bonick

President & CEO, Ardent Health Services

Marty Bonick is president and chief executive officer of Ardent Health Services. Ardent is one of the largest private health systems in the U.S. with over $4.6 Billion in net revenue, encompassing 30 hospitals and more than 200 sites of care across six states. Ardent employs more than 26,000 people, including over 1,300 employed providers who collectively care for more than 2.7 million patient encounters each day.

A veteran health care leader, Mr. Bonick brings 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 systems of inpatient hospital and outpatient facilities, and physician services organizations.

Prior to his appointment as president and CEO of Ardent Health Services in 2020, Mr. Bonick served as CEO of PhyMed Healthcare Group, a national provider of anesthesia and pain management services; division president at Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH), where he led operations for a $4.5 billion healthcare portfolio; and CEO of Jewish Hospital and senior vice president of operations for Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Bonick began his health care career at Hillcrest HealthCare System in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was acquired by Ardent Health Services during his tenure.

Mr. Bonick is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as a member of the boards of the Federation of American Hospitals (chairman), the Via College of Medicine – Auburn Advisory Board, Community Health Corporation, and ProUnlimited. He holds dual master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in Healthcare Administration and Informatio