John Newman

Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Covenant Health


John D. Newman, Esq. serves as the Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Covenant Health. John plays a critical role as chief legal counsel and senior advisor on institutional issues throughout the System. As General Counsel, John is responsible for providing support for legal, strategic and transactional matters related to Covenant in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of the organization. He provides legal consultation and leadership to Covenant’s senior management team. John’s work extends to Covenant’s Compliance and Risk functions as well. He plays an integral role in the management of Covenant’s off-shore captive insurance company and commercial insurance programs.

John has over 30 years of professional experience and a strong track record of leadership success. John comes to us from Constitution Surgery Centers, LLC, in Avon, CT, where he served with distinction as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Previously, he was Vice President and General Counsel for St. Vincent’s Medical Center, in Bridgeport, CT. Before that, John enjoyed an extended career in private practice, representing a broad array of health care providers. When in private practice, John was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the health care field. John is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University and Duke Law School.


  • Senior Vice President & General Counsel

    Current role

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