Bon Secours Mercy Health names Mid-American Group president

Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health selected Mike Garfield to serve as president of its Mid-American Group, Nanette Bentley, a Cincinnati-based Mercy Health spokeswoman, confirmed via email.

The Mid-American Group includes 10 hospitals — five hospitals based in Springfield, Ohio; Urbana, Ohio; Paducah, Ky.; Irvine, Ky.; and Ashland, Ky.; and five Cincinnati-based hospitals.

Mr. Garfield currently serves as president and CEO of Mercy Health's Cincinnati region. He will continue in that role in addition to taking on his new responsibilities until Mercy Health identifies a replacement.

Mr. Garfield previously served as COO of Mercy Health-Cincinnati. He is equipped with 30 years' experience in healthcare, working at several major health systems, including Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems. He holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Marriottsville, Md.-based Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health finalized their merger Sept. 5, establishing a health system with 43 hospitals in seven states.

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