Chip Holmes

Executive Vice President, Octave

Ovation Healthcare

Chip Holmes serves as Executive Vice President, Octave. Chip has more than 30 years of progressive executive health care experience and a strong track record for leading Hospitals and Health Systems, Governance and Leadership Teams in and through effective transformational strategy development and execution. Chip has served in small and large not-for-profit and for-profit facilities and their respective health care systems in both rural and urban settings. Chip provides oversight and support for more than 20 Ovation Healthcare hospitals, is an American College of Health Executives Fellow, and received the ACHE Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year in 2005.

Areas of Expertise

  • Board & Medical Staff Relations
  • Board Development
  • Hospital System Operations
  • System Strategy, Positioning & Development
  • Operations Improvement
  • Executive Recruitment & Mentoring
  • Leadership Coaching & Development
  • Team Building
  • Population Health
  • System-ness

Previous Experience

  • Critical Access Hospital
    President and CEO (x2)
  • QHR Healthcare
    Regional Vice President
  • Community Hospital
  • Specialty Surgical Hospital


  • Masters of Healthcare Administration
    Tulane University, LA
  • BA, Economics and Sociology
    Union College, NY


  • American College of Healthcare Executives  – Fellow