Mercy Health - Cincinnati Announces New Hospital Leaders, Expanded Leadership Roles

(CINCINNATI; June 2, 2016) – Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it has appointed new leaders at two of its hospitals and expanded the role of a leader at another.

Mercy Health appointed Jason Asic as Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Health – West Hospital. Asic, who served formerly as the hospital’s assistant chief financial officer and has a long career with Mercy Health, started as West Hospital’s COO in April.

Mercy Health named Justin Krueger Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital. Krueger joins Mercy Health from Aiken Regional Medical Centers, located in Aiken, South Carolina, where he served as COO. Krueger started as Fairfield Hospital’s COO in May and assumes the role from R. Wayne Reid, who is now serving as COO of Mercy Health’s Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY.

Mercy Health announced an expanded role for Kathi Edrington. Edrington now serves as East Market Chief Nursing Officer, with responsibility for clinical nursing at both Mercy Health – Anderson and Clermont Hospitals. Edrington served formerly as Anderson Hospital’s chief nursing officer and site administrator. She will continue with her role as Anderson Hospital’s site administrator and Gayle Heintzelman will continue to serve as Clermont Hospital’s site administrator with responsibility for hospital operations.  

“It is my pleasure to announce promotions and expanded responsibilities for Kathi and Jason, who’ve both enjoyed successful careers at Mercy Health, and to welcome Justin to our team,” said Mike Garfield, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, Cincinnati Region. “These capable, experienced leaders will help us ensure that we continue to provide our patients with the high quality, compassionate care for which we are known.”