Executive Vice President, President – Operations Support
Donald J. “Don” Bivacca joined Capella in 2015 as Executive Vice President and President of Operations Support for Capella Healthcare. The new position was created because of the significant growth Capella is experiencing. A key part of Don’s role includes leading our teams in the due diligence process as Capella evaluates potential additions, and helping to determine how the company can best invest capital to improve quality, expand services, manage costs, and recruit needed providers.
With more than 25 years of healthcare experience, Don began his career with HCA serving in a variety of hospital-based financial leadership roles, culminating in the role of Division CFO. After that, he partnered in launching a private company, ARx–The Accounts Receivable Solution, which grew to serve more than 200 providers in 30+ states and earned recognition as one of the fastest growing companies in middle Tennessee four years in a row. He then joined LifePoint Health where he worked for 11 years, serving most recently as Western Group President, with responsibility for 24 hospitals.
Don earned his bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, where he majored in accounting, economics and military science. He earned an MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is a graduate of The Advisory Board’s Fellowship program.
Don and his wife Dee, a nurse for the Williamson County School System, have two daughters – Kelsey and Lauren – both looking at careers in health care.