Rod Davis

President / CEO


Since 1991, Rod Davis has directed the overall operation and strategic direction of Catholic Healthcare West’s (CHW) Southern Nevada market with primary oversight for St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and its subsidiary operations.  Under his leadership, St. Rose has significantly grown from a single acute care hospital to three acute care hospitals, two ambulatory surgery centers, an outreach laboratory, two women’s centers, and four outpatient radiology centers.

Previously, Mr. Davis served in as Chief Operating Officer at McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden, Utah. He is a co-founder of the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition (SNMIC); led the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA); the NHA Coalition to Improve and Expand Nevada Health Care; and the Nevada Healthcare Research Foundation.  Mr. Davis is a member to the Nevada Hospital Association’s Policy Development Committee; University of Southern Nevada Board, Nevada State College Presidents Council; and UNLV Division of Health Sciences Advisory Board. He has been appointed to the St. Mary’s HealthFirst Board; Nevada Preferred Board; Nevada Attorney General’s Health Care Summit Planning Committee; American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board; and board member, former chairman of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson Development Association.

Mr. Davis has been honored by Nevada Business Magazine as a 2009 Healthcare Hero in the Administration category; the Nevada Business Journal as one of four 2006 “Most Respected CEOs in Nevada;” and in 2004 by In Business magazine as “One of the Most Influential Men in Southern Nevada Business.” He earned his undergraduate and Master of Business Administration degrees from Idaho State University, where he also serves as a member of the Kasiska College of Health Professions Dean’s Advisory Council.  He holds the designation of Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has served as a District 5 Regent. Mr. Davis is an Idaho native and he and his wife, Cathy, have three adult sons and six grandchildren.


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