Dana C. Oaks is the Executive Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer at Southern Virginia University.
Prior to joining Southern Virginia University in 2018, Dana served as a hospital executive for 14 years with HCA. Most recently, Dana was the Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital and Medical Center, an acute care hospital near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with over 400 physicians and 700 employees. Previously Dana was the CEO of West Palm Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida and led its merger with JFK Medical Center, creating a two-campus 717 bed hospital system. Dana has also held hospital leadership roles in San Jose, California and Ogden, Utah.
Dana earned both a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Master of Business Administration at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC he was awarded the McCauley Scholarship for outstanding promise and leadership in healthcare administration. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Brigham Young University where he graduated as the valedictorian of the School of Social Work.
Dana served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile. He and his wife Anna are the parents of four children.
B.S., Brigham Young University; MHA, MBA, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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