Denise Mihal

Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing and Clinical Operations Officer

Denise Mihal, Chief Nursing and Clinical Operations OfficerAs executive vice president and chief nursing and clinical operations officer, Denise Mihal plays a pivotal role in transforming clinical operations and elevating patient care across Novant Health. In addition to collaborating closely with facility nursing officers, surgical services, behavioral health services, trauma and emergency services, and clinical and patient education leaders, Mihal oversees clinical operations for the organization’s professional nurse resource team and case management team.

Mihal’s unwavering commitment to healthcare began more than 38 years ago when she began her career as a registered nurse in intensive care. Since joining Novant Health in 2000 as the administrator of Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, she has held various influential positions within the organization including chief operating officer of the greater Winston-Salem and eastern markets and president of three regional medical centers.

In recognition of her exceptional contributions and leadership in the healthcare industry, Mihal was named in Becker's Hospital Review’s prestigious 2020 list of Chief Nursing Officers to Know. Gov. Roy Cooper appointed her in 2021 to serve on the State Health Coordinating Council.

Mihal holds a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from William Paterson University.