Mercy Health - Cincinnati Names Justin McGoldrick, MD, Chief Medical Officer

(CINCINNATI; August 17, 2015) -- Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Justin McGoldrick, MD, will serve as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Mercy Health - Cincinnati, acting as the primary liaison between medical staffs and Mercy Health’s executive team. Dr. McGoldrick will report Mercy Health – Cincinnati President and CEO John Starcher and also be part of the team of Brent Asplin, MD, Chief Clinical Officer for Mercy Health, formerly Catholic Health Partners.

Dr. McGoldrick will assume his new responsibilities as CMO on August 31. He replaces Dan Roth, MD, who left the organization for a leadership role in another state in late 2014, and Herb Schumm, MD, who’s been serving in the role on an interim basis while also retaining his responsibilities as president of Mercy Health Physicians – Lima.

“I am grateful to Herb for agreeing to take on extra responsibility to serve as our interim CMO and I’m delighted to welcome Justin our team. He is a respected emergency medicine professional and experienced medical staff leader. He also understands the importance of informatics and data, which is vital in this new era of demonstrating how we deliver value to our patients,” said John Starcher. “Justin has great communication skills and understands how to marshal our resources to achieve top quality care that helps our patients be well.”

In his new role as CMO, Justin will be responsible for partnering with and supporting physicians and clinicians across Mercy Health - Cincinnati in the pursuit of providing the highest-quality healthcare in the region.

Currently, Dr. McGoldrick serves as Associate Medical Informatics Officer for the Mercy Health, formerly Catholic Health Partners, where he has been focused on rolling out a single electronic health record to all Mercy Health facilities in Ohio and Kentucky. Previously, he served as System Coordinator, Chief of Staff, Emergency Department Regional Director, Facility Medical Director and numerous other leadership roles for Tennova Healthcare facilities in Knoxville, Tennessee (formerly Mercy Health Partners in Tennessee).

Dr. McGoldrick earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee and a medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is married with four children and lives in downtown Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

Mercy Health - Cincinnati makes advanced, compassionate, quality healthcare easy to help you be well in mind, body and spirit. Mercy Health - Cincinnati has been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than 160 years. Mercy Health – Cincinnati provides an integrated network of leading physicians, compassionate caregivers, comprehensive services and exceptional care at more than 180 locations across the region. The Mercy Health - Cincinnati network of care includes five award-winning hospitals, senior living communities, primary care and specialty physician practices, outpatient centers, social service agencies, fitness centers and a variety of outreach programs. Mercy Health - Cincinnati hospitals have earned national Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals honors more times than all other Cincinnati hospitals combined, placing them among the best hospitals in the nation. Truven has also named Mercy Health- Cincinnati as one of the nation’s Top 15 health systems three years in a row. Mercy Health - Cincinnati is the only health system in Cincinnati to earn this honor. Mercy Health - Cincinnati is part of Mercy Health, formerly Catholic Health Partners, the largest health system in Ohio and fourth largest employer in the state. To learn more visit, and engage in the conversation via Mercy Health - Cincinnati’s social media channels (@mercy_health on Twitter and Mercy Health on Facebook).