Meet the leaders of our Toledo Region
Bob is the President of the Toledo Market for Bon Secours Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio. As a leader in the Toledo, Baxter oversees strategy and operations for eight hospitals -- eight hospitals, including a children’s hospital and a Level 1 Trauma Center – one college, Life Flight critical care network and more than 100 sites of care across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
Bob previously served as the President and CEO, St. Rita’s Health Partners and Senior Vice President, Mercy Health which included two hospitals, four physician joint ventures and a wholly owned physician enterprise. Prior to joining Mercy Health, Baxter served as the Chief Operating Officer at Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota.
He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. He received a MBA and a MA in Hospital and Health Administration from The University of Iowa.
Bob is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Regional Growth Partnership, United Way of Greater Toledo, and ConnectToledo Downtown Development Corporation. He previously served as a delegate to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board, a member of the ACHE Chapters Committee, President of the South Dakota Healthcare Executive Group, and received the ACHE Early Career Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award.
Jim has responsibility for the operations and performance of the region’s hospitals and associated outpatient sites. In this key position, he is responsible for driving quality, patient safety and customer service to even higher levels. He has oversight for the region’s eight hospitals in Toledo, Oregon, Tiffin, Willard and Defiance with more than 8,800 employees, nearly 630 members of our clinically integrated network and revenues of nearly $1 billion.
Deb Bryant, DNP, RN
Deb Bryant, DNP, RN, joined Mercy Health in December 2019 as Chief Nursing Officer for Mercy Health - St. Anne and Mercy Health - St. Charles in Toledo. Prior to Deb’s role at Mercy Health, she served as CNO in the Saint Joseph Health System in Lexington Kentucky.
Deb has nursing experience in pediatrics, pediatric oncology, Intensive Care Unit, and emergency care. Her extensive accomplishments include team building across the Lexington market, increasing nursing retention, and succession planning in the nursing departments. Deb’s experience also included her tenure in the US Army Reserves as a member of a forward surgical team. She was the commander of this team for 6 years before her retirement.
Deb began her nursing career with an associate in nursing degree from the Lexington Community College. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015. Deb is a member of the American Nurses Association, Ohio Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association, and the American Organization of Nursing Leaders.
Kevin Casey, DO
Kevin Casey, DO, joined Mercy Health – Toledo in 2019 as Chief Clinical Officer. He originally came to the Mercy Health ministry in March 2015 to serve as VP of Medical Affairs at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Prior to that, Dr. Casey worked in Johnstown, PA where he held the position of Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director and the Medical Director of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Casey completed his medical degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and residency at what is now Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. He obtained his MBA at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He has served in healthcare leadership positions for the past 14 years in various capacities.