Cincinnati-based Mercy Health announced on Friday three senior executive appointments.
The 23-hospital Catholic health system named Dr. Anton Decker chief clinical officer. Decker, a gastroenterologist, will oversee Mercy's physician network and clinical operations. He will also continue as president of Mercy Health Physicians, the system's physician group practice.
Decker joined Mercy in 2015, and before that held the chief medical officer and chairman post at Banner Medical Group in Arizona. He was also chairman of Banner Health Network, which is Banner's accountable care organization.
Mercy appointed Brian Smith COO. He will provide leadership for all regional operations, electronic medical records and information technology. He will also be charged with overseeing facilities, nursing, and Mercy's relationship with Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health System.