Darcy J. Davis, Chief Executive Officer
Darcy J. Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County and its subsidiary operations. The Health Care District is a diverse and complex public health care system encompassing a nationally-recognized trauma system, a skilled nursing facility, a rural teaching hospital, school-based health clinics, pharmacies, primary care and dental clinics, and health coverage for the uninsured. Ms. Davis was named CEO in February 2016.
Ms. Davis joined the Health Care District in July 2011 and has served in several roles of increasing responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, prior to her promotion to the top executive role. Prior to joining the District she served in executive level positions including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for a complex academic medical center and she has held other key financial and operational roles over her 25 years in the healthcare industry.
Ms. Davis serves as a member of the county’s Heroin Task Force and Sober Home Task Force. She also serves on America’s Essential Hospitals’ Strategic Planning Committee, the Board of Directors of the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, and the Board of Directors of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association. She has been recognized by the South Florida Business Journal in 2016 as a Power Leader in Healthcare and in 2017 as one of South Florida’s Most Influential Executives. During her tenure as CEO, the District’s primary care clinics received national recognition for its innovative approach to achieving a colorectal cancer screening rate that is twice the national average for community clinics. Also under her leadership, the District’s nursing home garnered 5-star quality ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as U.S. News & World Report.
Ms. Davis earned her BBA in Accounting from Mercer University and her MSM in Healthcare Administration from Troy State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia. Her nursing home administrator license from New Mexico is inactive.