CEO Lynn Britton: Supporting Integration Through Electronic Health Records at Mercy

Lynn Britton has served as president and CEO of Mercy in Chesterfield, Mo., since January 2009.

Mr. Britton served in a variety of leadership roles at Mercy prior to becoming president and CEO, as he has been with the system since 1992, when he joined as director of materials management at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. He also served as senior vice president from 2004 to 2009 and as vice president of the system's supply chain operating division from 2000 to 2004.

As a long-time leader at 32-hospital Mercy, Mr. Britton has had quite an impact on the nonprofit system. For example, he helped the system establish consolidated supply change and IT divisions. He also served as a member of the leadership team charged with implementing an electronic health system across the system.

Under Mr. Britton's leadership, Mercy was named a "Most Wired" healthcare organization by the American Hospital Association in 2012 and 2013. "This is just one of the many ways we work hard to make healthcare easier to manage for our patients. It was a big investment to make long before EHR was mandated, so this recognition means more support that Mercy's $450 million investment in electronic health records almost a decade ago was well worth it," Mr. Britton said in a news release announcing the 2012 honor.

Mr. Britton's contributions at Mercy have not gone unnoticed. In 2012, he was named to Becker's Hospital Review's list of 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. This year, he made the publication's list of 130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know.

Mr. Britton earned an MBA from Oklahoma City University.

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