Mercy appoints new president and CEOWritten by Betsy Woodruff | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Price became the new president and CEO of Mercy Health Partners on Aug. 1. She said she expects her greatest challenge to be preparing Mercy for the health care reform bill.
“It’s going to change the way health care delivers services,” she said.
Price said she expects to notice the first effects of the bill in 2012.
Price will also focus on enhancing Mercy’s partnership with the community. She said increasing the hospital’s visibility in the area will be one of her top priorities. Part of meeting this goal will involve looking for additional ways for Mercy to partner with community organizations.
She came to Toledo last fall to work as the chief operating officer of Mercy.
“It’s been a great community,” she said. “Mercy is a strong organization, viable and vibrant.”
Her responsibilities include overseeing seven hospitals, numerous outpatient centers and other corporations, Mercy Cancer Centers, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio and Mercy Medical Partners.
“Once you get to this level, the number of years I’ve been in this field, you learn early on how to be extremely organized,” she said.
She fills the seat of Steve Mickus, who became the COO of Catholic Health Partners, Mercy’s parent organization. Price has more than 25 years of experience working in the health care industry. Before joining Mercy, she was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Mich.