Bison native, FHSU alum takes on leadership role for Florida Hospital Group
AdventHealth has named Denyse Bales-Chubb President and CEO of AdventHealth Palm Coast. Additionally, Bales-Chubb will serve as Market CEO for AdventHealth’s Flagler and St. Johns Markets in the organization’s Central Florida division. She will step into that role on June 19.
“Denyse has a natural bent for the action and throughout her career has demonstrated her ability to grow the markets in which she operates,” said AdventHealth President and CEO Terry Shaw. “These qualities, coupled with his commitment to our mission, will stand him in good stead as AdventHealth continues to advance the delivery of faith-based and holistic care to the communities we serve.”
In her new role, Bales-Chubb will report to Audrey Gregory, PhD, RN, President and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division – North Region. Bales-Chubb will provide market leadership for AdventHealth Palm Coast, a Leapfrog A-rated hospital in Flagler County. In addition, she will be responsible for the strategic planning, market growth and overall operational performance of the care network.
“Denyse is a champion of innovation and is committed to building services to better meet community needs,” said Gregory. “Flagler County is a growing community and I am thrilled to have Denyse join our team to help build AdventHealth’s presence in Flagler and St. Johns Counties so these communities can enjoy better access. quality care that helps them feel whole.”
AdventHealth is currently building a new 100-bed hospital in Palm Coast, marking the largest health care investment in Flagler County. Bales-Chubb will lead the ongoing construction of the four-story hospital, which joins AdventHealth Palm Coast in providing additional convenience and comprehensive care for Flagler County residents.
“I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with the leaders, clinicians and team members of AdventHealth Palm Coast to extend our mission to those we serve,” said Bales-Chubb. “With the addition of AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway, we will have the opportunity to provide access to world-class services and comprehensive care for this growing community.”
Bales-Chubb has worked in healthcare for over 27 years. She first joined AdventHealth in 2014, as President and CEO of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. Most recently, she served as President and CEO of AdventHealth Tampa, where she focused on quality care and patient experience. Prior to joining AdventHealth, Bales-Chubb served as senior vice president at the Adventist Health Central Valley Network in California, where she oversaw two hospital campuses in addition to laboratory and imaging services for the entire network. She has also been very involved in the successful transition of new hospitals into their system.
Bales-Chubb earned a master’s degree in health care administration from Wichita State University and a bachelor of science degree from Fort Hays State University. Bales-Chubb and her husband of 22 years, Jack, are parents to three adult children. She enjoys running, doing outdoor activities, traveling and exploring new areas with her family. Originally from Bison, she still owns land in Kansas and is involved in the family farm.