Last edited 1:15 p.m., Sept. 7, 2022
Mercy Springfield Communities announced a pair of local leadership appointments.
John Myers was hired as chief operating officer for Mercy Hospital Springfield, and Marie Moore was promoted to chief nursing officer for Mercy Springfield Communities, according to a news release. Myers started Aug. 22, and Moore took on her new role on June 13, said Mercy spokesperson Sonya Kullmann.
“I’m so excited for what these two leaders bring to the table,” said David Argueta, president of Mercy Hospitals Springfield, in the release. “It’s a perfect combination of institutional knowledge from Marie, whose entire career has been at Mercy, to John, who brings fresh ideas for how to better serve our patients. They will both be looking to our outstanding co-workers for ideas as we all work together to improve our already high-quality care.”
Myers joins Mercy from HCA Research Medical Center in Kansas City, where he served as COO for more than six years, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Myers took on responsibilities previously held by executives Brent Hubbard and Erik Frederick as part of a leadership restructuring, said Mercy spokesperson Sonya Kullmann. Both exited earlier this year, according to past reporting.
Moore started at Mercy Hospital Springfield 14 years ago as a tech on the surgical telemetry floor. She's since moved up to leadership roles, most recently supporting hospital patient logistics as executive director of operations, according to the release.
Betty Jo Rocchio had been covering the local CNO position in addition to her roles as Mercy senior vice president and system chief nursing officer, Kullmann said. Based in Chesterfield, according to her LinkedIn profile, Rocchio maintains her two positions as Moore steps into the local role.
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