Mercy Health - Youngstown CEO to retire in February: 5 things to know

Robert Shroder is retiring after 13 years as president and CEO of Mercy Health's Youngstown (Ohio) Market.

Here are five things to know about Mr. Shroder and his retirement.

1. Mr. Shroder's retirement takes effect in February, 2016, giving the ministry an opportunity to transition to new leadership.

2. He has served in his present role for 13 years and has spent more than 18 years in executive leadership roles at Mercy Health, all in the Youngstown market.

3. Under Mr. Shroder's leadership, and the commitment of the physicians and employees of Mercy Health's Youngstown market, the organization has seen a significant growth in admissions, added the new 248-bed St. Elizabeth Boardman (Ohio) Health Center, expanded graduate medical education by adding four new residency programs, trained future nurses through the addition of Mercy College of Ohio Youngstown Campus, restructured the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley to enhance fundraising efforts to serve the mission, and brought new organizations into the health system including Hospice of the Valley, The Assumption Village, Humility House and Mercy Health Physicians, according to a news release.

4. Mr. Shroder's tenure included many additional accomplishments including establishing a partnership with Akron Children's Hospital, recognition of nursing excellence with all three hospitals receiving Nursing Magnet Status, and multiple awards for clinical quality from organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades, Anthem, National Research Corporation, Thomson Reuters and CMS.

5. Mercy Health will conduct a search for the position of president and CEO of the Youngstown Market.

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