Chuck Cova, President, Region 2 Operations
Charles J. (Chuck) Cova serves as the President of Region 2 Operations for Community Health Systems, overseeing the Company’s affiliated hospitals and markets in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Cova joined CHS in 2021 as the Vice President of Operations for Region 2. He was promoted to Region 2 President in October 2023. Prior to joining CHS, Cova served in hospital and market executive leadership positions and was ultimately promoted to Division President & CEO and Senior Vice President of Operations on the Central Coast in California. Cova had direct governance and management responsibility for acute care hospitals, post-acute facilities, ambulatory care sites, a comprehensive cancer center, and the physician enterprise, developing one of the most robust and successful health care delivery systems throughout the San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, consistently recognized for quality, safety and patient experience. Cova holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s college, a master’s degree in business administration in health services management from Golden Gate University, and completed post graduate work at Harvard.