Full Name
Mandy Halford
Job Title
SVP, Chief Medical Officer
Organization Name
Covenant Health
Speaker Bio
Mandy Halford, MD, serves as the Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) for Covenant Health. She served as the health system’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics officer for eight years before being named CMO in 2023.

Dr. Halford has served in many healthcare leadership roles throughout her career and is well-known as an innovative and passionate physician executive. She provides medical leadership across the healthcare delivery system and oversees clinical informatics, virtual care and consumerism.

Dr. Halford’s role as CMIO combined her medical knowledge and technology expertise to improve care for Covenant Health patients through strategic use of information technology and digital advances. In June 2023, Dr. Halford was named in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2023 list of “116 Women in Health IT to Know.”

In her role as chief medical officer, Dr. Halford is responsible for championing quality improvement efforts across the system, driving strategic planning and managing resources to ensure the delivery of high-quality services. She is the primary liaison for Covenant Health’s communication and interactions with more than 1,500 affiliated physicians. Her CMO role includes developing clinical protocols, influencing policy formation, supporting physician recruitment and development, and ensuring patient safety and regulatory compliance.

Before 2016, Dr. Halford served as Covenant Health’s medical director of clinical documentation and informatics. Dr. Halford joined Covenant Health in 2009 as a practicing medical doctor and physician leader at Cumberland Medical Center, one of Covenant Health’s member hospitals. She served five years in physician leadership roles at Cumberland Medical Center including as CMO of the hospital.

Dr. Halford is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds a clinical informatics certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She was named to the 2020 Class of Nashville Health Care Council (NHCC) Fellows. The NHCC Fellows Alumni Group convenes the industry’s top minds for collaboration to help address the challenges facing the nation’s health care system and works to improve the health of patients in local communities.
Mandy Halford