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Mercy Health's surplus wanes in aftermath of health insurance exit

By Bob Herman  |  August 23, 2016

The operating margin at Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio, fell to a slim 0.9% in the first half of this year. Higher labor expenses and the residual effects from a divested insurer hurt the not-for-profit Mercy.

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 18, 2016

The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.

Michael Garfield named CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati

Michael Garfield named CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

Michael Garfield has been named senior VP and CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati. He takes over for John Starcher, who last month was named incoming president and CEO for parent system Mercy Health, also in Cincinnati.

Mercy Health-Cincinnati promotes Garfield to CEO

Mercy Health-Cincinnati promotes Garfield to CEO

By Michael Sandler  |  April 20, 2016

Cincinnati-based Mercy Health named Michael Garfield as CEO and senior VP of its Cincinnati region. Garfield succeeds John Starcher, who will replace Michael Connelly as CEO of the parent system.

Mercy Health announces three leadership appointments

Mercy Health announces three leadership appointments

By Michael Sandler  |  April 11, 2016

Cincinnati-based Mercy Health announced on Friday three senior executive appointments. Dr. Anton Decker will be chief clinical officer, and Brian Smith has been named COO. Drew Banks was named chief strategy officer, a newly created role.

Mercy Health President and CEO Michael Connelly retiring

Mercy Health President and CEO Michael Connelly retiring

By Michael Sandler  |  March 07, 2016

Michael Connelly, 62, will retire as president and CEO of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health. His retirement is effective Jan. 31, 2017. Mercy has appointed executive VP John Starcher, 45, president and CEO-elect.

Growing hospital systems stretch supply chains

Growing hospital systems stretch supply chains

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 30, 2016

Hospital systems that have acquired physician practices and outpatient treatment centers are wrestling with how to integrate them into their existing supply-chain distribution system. The goal is to extend the low prices achieved through bulk purchasing to these geographically dispersed facilities.

Ohio's HealthSpan drops Kaiser model, ACA policies

Ohio's HealthSpan drops Kaiser model, ACA policies

By Bob Herman  |  December 14, 2015

HealthSpan, the insurance arm of Catholic health system Mercy Health, is getting rid of its medical group and halting sales of Affordable Care Act policies just two years after acquiring Kaiser Permanente's Ohio subsidiary.

Summa CEO Strauss to retire

Summa CEO Strauss to retire

By Bob Herman  |  August 19, 2014

Summa Health System CEO Tom Strauss will retire by the end of this year, the Akron, Ohio-based system announced Tuesday. Strauss, 61, has led Summa for 15 years. Summa's board is creating a CEO search committee to find Strauss' replacement.

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