Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

David Lincoln, FACHE


David Lincoln is President/CEO of Covenant Health. He has held this position since 1989 providing leadership to the diverse health and human service organizations which comprise the system, including acute care, assisted living, skilled nursing and elderly housing. David is responsible for developing and implementing corporate strategies, system integration and operational performance. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Covenant. Prior to his current position, David was Covenant’s Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Planning and had originally joined the senior management team of Covenant in 1984.

Prior to joining Covenant, David held several senior administrative positions at Memorial Health System and Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana. In those positions, he provided leadership in strategic planning, sales, marketing and new service development at Memorial. In addition, David has served as adjunct faculty at Notre Dame and the University of Lowell teaching Masters level students strategic business planning. Mr. Lincoln has served on numerous boards of not-for-profit organizations involved in healthcare delivery. David currently serves on the Board of First Initiatives Insurance, LTD, and is a member of the Finance Committee at Catholic Health Initiatives. He is the Vice Chairperson of Yankee Alliance, Inc. and Vice Chairperson of Yankee Alliance, LLC. He is past Vice Chairperson of the Board of Stewardship Trustees of Catholic Health Initiatives. David is a Trustee Emeritus of Catholic Healthcare Partners and served as the first lay Chairperson of the Corporate Member. He has served as past Chairperson president of the American Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Planning and Marketing, and he has served as the Chairperson of the American Hospital Association’s Governing Council for Health Care Systems. He is a past officer of the Board of Trustees of the New England Healthcare Assembly, is a past Chairperson of Yankee Alliance and is the former Chairperson and Speaker of the Membership Assembly for the Catholic Health Association. David is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  He is a member of the National Advisory Board of the American Hospital Association Center for Healthcare Governance.

David received a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude from Middlebury College and Masters Degrees in Regional Planning and Health Care Administration from the University of Iowa.