Meet the leaders of our Springfield Region

Matthew Caldwell, President and CEO, Mercy Health - Springfield   Matthew Caldwell
President and CEO, Mercy Health - Springfield

Matthew Caldwell joined Mercy Health in December 2016 as President and CEO of Community Mercy Health Partners in the Springfield Region. Matt joined Mercy Health from Tennova Healthcare Lebanon in Lebanon, Tenn., where he served as CEO for four years. He previously served as CEO of Dallas Regional Medical Center in Texas, and has healthcare leadership experience at other Texas hospitals in varied roles, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Support.

Matt holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. Matt started his healthcare career in nursing and has experience in critical care, recovery room, orthopedic post-operative care and as a case manager.

Adam Groshans, Chief Operating Officer, Mercy Health - Springfield Adam Groshans
Chief Operating Officer, Mercy Health - Springfield

Adam came to Mercy Health from Tennova Healthcare Lebanon in Lebanon, Tenn., where he served on the administrative team for nearly four years. At Tennova Healthcare Lebanon, Adam focused on business development, marketing, physician relationships, physician recruitment, service line growth, and patient and employee satisfaction. In a previous position as Sr. Director of Marketing and Business Development of Dallas Regional Medical Center in Texas, the hospital was ranked first in patient safety in Dallas County. Adam started his healthcare career in a marketing/consulting/recruitment role specific to nursing, allied and clinical professionals.

Adam holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cumberland University and a bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

Donald Johnson, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Mercy Health - Springfield Donald Johnson, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, Mercy Health - Springfield

Donald Johnson, MD, a Springfield resident, is Chief Clinical Officer for Mercy Health, Springfield. He started his practice in Springfield in 1990 and retired from his active practice in the past year.

Dr. Johnson is a known and respected physician and leader who has stepped up to serve in a variety of part-time administrative roles the past 15 years. He has also been actively involved in the community.

Dr. Johnson serves on the CMHP leadership team and serves as a liaison between the medical staff and administration. He oversees the quality, case management and health information management (medical records) departments. He works closely with the administrative and medical leadership of Mercy Health Physicians to align CMHP’s healthcare providers and services. He also serves on the PEER review and credentialing committees.

William J. Kusnierz, Chief Financial Officer, Mercy Health - Springfield William J. Kusnierz
Chief Financial Officer, Mercy Health - Springfield

Bill came to Mercy Health in March 2013 after serving the previous four years as Vice President-System Controller for Catholic Health Partners. He also assumed the added role of Interim Chief Financial Officer for the Kentucky Region for the majority of 2012. He came to CHP in 2007 as Vice President—Assistant System Controller.

He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Purdue University with Cum Laude honors and earned his Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University.

Elaine Storrs, Chief Nursing Officer, Mercy Health - Springfield Elaine Storrs
Chief Nursing Officer, Mercy Health - Springfield

Elaine Storrs joined Mercy Health, Springfield as the Chief Quality Officer and Patient Safety Officer in the fall of 2015.

Her previous experience includes, Adena Health System in Chillicothe where she served as System Director Quality and Medical Staff Services. She also served as Director of Accreditation for Adena.

Elaine received her Associates degree in nursing from Southern State Community College. She went on to achieve her Bachelors degree in nursing and her Master's degree in Health and Healthcare Administration and Management from Ohio University.

Lee Syphus, Vice President, Springfield Regional Medical Group, Chief Operating Officer Lee Syphus
Vice President, Springfield Regional Medical Group, Chief Operating Officer

Lee joined Mercy Health in September 2015 as the Springfield Regional Medical Group Chief Operating Officer after serving for nearly 4 years as the Vice President of operations of Mercy Medical Associates in the Mercy Health Kentucky market. In his current role, Lee oversees all Springfield Regional Medical Group practice operational, strategic, and financial aspects within the Springfield market. He also serves as the Vice President of strategic planning for Mercy Health Physicians.

Lee earned his Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Alex Rintoul Vice President, Strategy and Development Alex Rintoul
Vice President, Strategy and Development, Mercy Health - Springfield

Alex joined Mercy Health in 2016 and brings with him 28 years of healthcare leadership experience, served nine years as Chief Executive Officer of Medical Center at Elizabeth Place, a physician-owned hospital joint venture with a nonprofit health system in Dayton.

Alex spent eight years with University Hospitals, including five years as Vice President, Ambulatory Services Division. University Hospitals is a large, regional academic integrated health system in Cleveland with five hospitals and 10 ambulatory sites. He has also worked in administrative positions with HealthSouth, Western Reserve Medical Center and Twin Lakes Anesthesia Group.

Marianne Potina, Vice President, Mission Integration Marianne Potina
Vice President, Mission Integration, Mercy Health - Springfield

Marianne Potina joined Mercy Health in October 2011 from Mercy Health Partners – Kentucky Region in Paducah, where she served as Vice President, Mission Integration. Marianne has been with CHP since 1993. From 1993 – 2006 She served in the Humility of Mary Region in North East Ohio in human resources and named Director of Human Resources in 2002.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hiram College, Hiram Ohio, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Arts in Health Care Mission from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri.

Board of Directors

Joseph R. Jackson, Chairperson
Retired, Clark State Community College

Wendy H. Doolittle, Vice-Chair
CEO, McKinley Hall

Deanna L. Brougher, Secretary
Tennis Coach
Springfield City Schools

Matt Caldwell, President & CEO
Mercy Health – Springfield

Sr. Cheryl Erb, RSM
Mission Director for Community Based Services
Mercy Health

Reverend Darryl L. Grayson, Pastor & Director
Urban Light Ministries

Michael Greitzer, Director & Real Estate Developer
Hemisphere Development

Truman Johnson, Senior Engineer
JWP

Pius Kurian, M.D. Past Chairman
Nephrologist

Joseph Morman, M.D.
Family Practice

Surender Neravetla, M.D.
Cardiovascular Surgeon

William H. Ray, Jr.
Independent Mfg. Representative
Diamond Sales & Services

Mark B. Robertson, Retired
Assistant VP, Business Banking

Brian Smith, Chief Operating Officer
Mercy Health