Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Denise Neely, BSN, MBA, is the vice president, chief nursing officer (CNO) for Bronson Healthcare Group. With more than 30 years of experience in nursing, clinical operations and healthcare leadership, Neely has served since 2005 as director of service lines and regional business development at Bronson.
Neely began her nursing career at Bronson in 1980 as a nurse in surgical services where she served in both staff and leader capacities. From 1991 to 2005, she held leadership positions at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., Saint Thomas Health Services, also in Nashville, the Bureau of TennCare, and the University Hospital Methodist Health Systems in Memphis, Tenn. Neely earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Nazareth College and master’s degree in business administration from Belmont University’s Jack Massey School of Business in Nashville.