Denyse Bales-Chubb Named CEO for AdventHealth Tampa

AdventHealth has named Denyse Bales-Chubb to the position of CEO for AdventHealth Tampa. Bales-Chubb, who currently serves as CEO for AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, will assume leadership of the hospital on July 1, 2019, and report to Bruce Bergherm, senior executive officer of acute care services for AdventHealth’s West Florida Division. She replaces Brian Adams, who is transitioning to a new role as senior vice president for new markets for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division.

“Denyse has proven to be an exceptional leader throughout her nearly 30-year health care career,” said Bergherm. “Under her leadership, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has expanded in size and services to meet the needs of a growing community, and with her results-oriented approach, familiarity with the market and dedication to our mission, I am confident that she can lead AdventHealth Tampa to new heights.”

Bales-Chubb has served as CEO for AdventHealth Wesley Chapel since 2014. During her tenure, the hospital has grown from 83 to 145 beds, and expanded its services to include a multidisciplinary women’s center, neuro-spine surgical program and wound care center. The hospital opened AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, a 24-bed, 18,000-square-foot freestanding emergency department where physicians, critical care nurses, chest paint experts and stroke specialists provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. AdventHealth Wesley Chapel also established a partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center to open an outpatient satellite center and provide treatment, screenings and survivorship programs for local residents.

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has also received numerous recognitions locally and nationally, including the Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces, IBM Watson Top 100 Hospitals and the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.

“I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to lead AdventHealth Tampa,” said Bales-Chubb. “I will cherish the memories and bonds I created at Wesley Chapel, and looking ahead, I am excited to work with caregivers and team members at AdventHealth Tampa as well as those who call that community home as we continue to advance our mission and foster wholeness among our friends and neighbors in the surrounding area.”

Bales-Chubb earned a master’s degree in health care administration from Wichita State University, and bachelor’s degrees in medical technology and biology from Fort Hays State University.

She currently serves on the boards of the Pasco Economic Development Council (EDC), New Tampa Christian Academy and AdventHealth Zephyrhills. She is also a member of the Pasco EDC’s policy council.

She and her husband, Jack, have three adult children. In her free time, Denyse enjoys running, reading, spending time with family and traveling to the Colorado mountains for down time.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division (Formerly Florida Hospital)

The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy and home health care. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit, or, and for West Florida Division, click here.