Marcous Gardner MHA, FACHE

Senior Vice President of Operations


Marcous Gardner is a board-certified healthcare executive with over 20 years of healthcare experience leading operational excellence, business and clinical operations, P&L management, value-based care transformation, and growth. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Equum Medical. Marcous provides operational leadership to support clinical excellence, growth, operational efficiency, and overall financial performance.


Prior to joining Equum Medical, Marcous served as Vice President of Operations at Envision Healthcare where he led the management, development, and operations of anesthesiology and critical care medical groups, as well as managed hospital and ambulatory surgery center C-suite partnership and engagement. Before joining Envision Healthcare, he held operational leadership roles with DaVita Healthcare Partners where he oversaw all aspects of operations for a region of outpatient dialysis centers, including physician and hospital joint ventures. He also led clinical informatics integration across 250+ outpatient centers throughout the Southeast Operating Group and was instrumental in launching one of the nation’s first renal Accountable Care Organizations. Marcous started his career with Prisma Health, a prominent hospital system in South Carolina, where his work focused on population health, as well as strategic partnerships with federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s).


Marcous earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Health Administration degree from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


When he is not working, Marcous enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, and volunteering as a member of several non-profit organizations.


I got into healthcare to help improve access to quality, affordable, and equitable healthcare for all patients. Equum is great at leveraging enabling technologies to expand patient access to expert medical care and improve clinical outcomes for all communities it serves. The Equum model aligns well with my career mission.