David Cannady, Chief Strategy Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

David Cannady

Chief Strategy Officer


David Cannady is the chief strategy officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, leading the ministry’s marketing, innovation and strategic planning teams.

Cannady came to Mercy Health in May 2017 from Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in Nashville, where he served as vice president of the Strategic Resource Group. During his tenure at HCA, David led a team that provided strategic planning and consulting for growth initiatives and hospital operations, managed reporting and progress on the strategic agenda, and helped develop strategies on service lines, clinically integrated networks and clinical co-management programs.

Before joining HCA in 2002, Cannady was a senior manager in the health care consulting group at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young in Charlotte, N.C. He began his career at Richmond Memorial Hospital, now known as Memorial Regional Medical Center.

A North Carolina native, he holds a bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in health administration from Duke University.

Cannady serves on the board of Cintrifuse, an innovation technology company based in Cincinnati, Ohio.