Mercy Health names 3 senior executives: 7 things to know

Cincinnati-based Mercy Health has appointed three senior executives.

Here are seven things to know about the leaders.

Anton Decker, MD, will serve as the system's chief clinical officer.

1. Dr. Decker also will continue his role as president of Mercy Health Physicians, Mercy Health's employed physician group practice.

2. Prior to joining Mercy in 2015, Dr. Decker was CMO and chairman of Banner Medical Group, part of Phoenix-based Banner Health. He also was board chairman of the Banner Health Network, Banner Health's accountable care organization.

3. Dr. Decker is a gastroenterologist and joined Banner Health after a 10-year career at the Mayo Clinic, first in Rochester, Minn., before moving to Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2004. 

Brian Smith has been named system COO.

4. Previously, Mr. Smith was executive vice president of operations for Mercy Health's northern Ohio markets where he oversaw performance improvements in the Toledo, Lima, Lorain and Youngstown markets.

5. He also previously was CEO of Mercy Health North Division and executive vice president and COO of St. Rita's Health Partners in Lima, Ohio.

Drew Banks was appointed system chief strategy officer.

6. Prior to joining Mercy Health, Mr. Banks was president and CEO of DBS Healthcare Consulting where he led accountable care design, strategic planning and operational excellence initiatives with health systems nationwide.

7. He also previously held various leadership roles with St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Ky.


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