Mercy Health - Cincinnati Names Rita Bunch

(CINCINNATI; September 8, 2015) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it has appointed Rita Bunch as Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Health – West Hospital. Bunch started as West Hospital’s COO on June 29 and assumed the role from Michael Kramer, who now serves as Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s chief network integration officer and vice president of business development.

“I am pleased that Rita Bunch accepted the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Mercy Health – West Hospital,” said Michael Stephens, Mercy Health - West Market President and CEO. “Rita is an experienced leader who shares our commitment to provide excellent patient care.”

Bunch has extensive experience in healthcare and most recently served as Vice President of Operations for High Point Regional Health, a member of UNC Healthcare, located in High Point, North Carolina. Previously, she served as the Director of Medical and Risk Services for the system. Rita has also worked for Baylor Medical Center Irving in Texas, Harris Methodist Erath County in Texas, and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System in Tennessee.

Rita holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Care Administration from East Tennessee State University.