Mercy Health – Cincinnati announces that it has named Sean Dardeau, FACHE, as its chief operating officer. Dardeau starts his new role with Mercy Health – Cincinnati on April 5 and will oversee operations of Mercy Health’s five local hospitals and multiple clinical and support departments.

“Sean is a seasoned health care executive and proven team builder with experience in a wide array of hospital and health system operations. We’re pleased to add Sean to our team,” said Mercy Health - Cincinnati President Dave Fikse.

 Most recently, Dardeau served as the market chief executive officer for Northwest Health’s Porter Regional, La Porte and Starke hospitals in Indiana. Previously, he was the market chief executive officer for the Mary Black Health System’s two hospitals in South Carolina. He has also held leadership roles with Trinity Medical Center in Alabama; Southampton Memorial Hospital in Virginia; Lakeview Community Hospital in Alabama and South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Alabama.

 Dardeau earned his master’s in business administration from Averett University in Danville, Virginia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from King University in Bristol, Tennessee.