Lynn Mergen Appointed Chief Executive Officer for Mineral Area Regional Medical CenterJuly 5, 2012
Experienced CEO Starts August 1
Farmington, MO (July 5, 2012) – Mr. Lynn Mergen has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Mineral Area Regional Medical Center (MARMC) by the hospital’s Board of Trustees and Capella Healthcare, effective August 1. The announcement was made jointly today by Gil Kennon, Chairman of the hospital’s Board of Trustees, and Mark Medley, President of Hospital Operations of Capella Healthcare, of which MARMC is a part.
“We are excited that Lynn is joining us. With approximately 20 years of experience in a variety of healthcare leadership roles, Lynn brings outstanding qualifications,” said Kennon. “He’ll be an asset for our hospital and the community. Our primary goal at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center continues to be providing the highest quality of care and patient satisfaction, even as we focus on lowering the cost of care. I have great confidence in Lynn’s ability to lead our hospital through these next transitional years.”
“Mineral Area Regional Medical Center has a rich history of service and has made impressive progress in the last few years,” said Medley. “With the opportunities ahead of us, we believe Lynn is the right leader to help the hospital reach its fullest potential. Growing services during the challenging years ahead will require solid experience as well as the ability to incorporate new ideas and involve all stakeholders. I am confident that Lynn has the skills and experience to assist the hospital in becoming even more successful for the benefit of its patients, employees, physicians, and the entire region.”
Mergen comes to MARMC from Sarasota, Fla., where he has been serving as Chief Operating Officer of TMC, Inc., providing operational oversight for 60+ medical and chiropractic clinics. Prior to this, he served as CEO at a number of hospitals, including Havasu Regional Medical Center in Lake Havasu City, AZ; Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Bradenton, FL; and Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, TX. He also served at Doctors Hospital of Dallas in Dallas, TX, and Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MO, as COO and Assistant Administrator, respectively.
He earned a B.S. degree in sociology and anthropology from Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from University of Missouri at Columbia, Columbia, MO.
He has two children, Hannah, 14, and Matthew, 11, who reside in St. Louis.
“MARMC has a proud history of providing excellent patient care and outstanding customer service and I am excited about being a part of such a great hospital,” Mergen said.
About Mineral Area Regional Medical Center
Located in Farmington, MO, Mineral Area Regional Medical Center is a 135-bed, general acute care hospital, accredited by AOA, the American Osteopathic Association. With over 100 physicians on the medical staff, MARMC offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including 24-hour Emergency Services, Intensive Care, Medical/Surgical care, and OB/GYN. The hospital is one of the region’s largest employers and tax-payers. For more information, visit the hospital’s website at www.MineralAreaRegional.com
About Capella Healthcare
Mineral Area Regional Medical Center is a part of Capella Healthcare, which partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care and exceptional service. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates 13 general acute-care hospitals in seven states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. For more information, visit www.CapellaHealthcare.com