Mercy Health St. Mary's CMO Dr. David Baumgartner to retire

David Baumgartner, MD, CMO of Mercy Health St. Mary's in Grand Rapids, Mich., is retiring, effective Sept. 6.

Four points:

1. Dr. Baumgartner has worked at Mercy Health St. Mary's for 47 years.

2. He has served in several leadership positions during his career, including interim president of the hospital from October 2018 to May.

3. An infectious diseases expert, he focused on providing care for HIV patients via the Mercy Health Infectious Disease McAuley Program, dedicated to HIV treatment.

4. Matt Biersack, MD, will step in as interim CMO after Dr. Baumgartner's retirement.

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