Mercy Health Announces Chief Medical Officer

Cincinnati, Ohio (April 12, 2016) – Mercy Health – a Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky – today announced the appointment of a new chief medical officer Randall Curnow, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Mercy Health and president of Mercy Health Select, Mercy Health’s clinically integrated network. Dr. Curnow previously served as president of Mercy Health Physicians – Cincinnati and Springfield, and as vice president of medical affairs for the regional partner physician group.

In this role, Dr. Curnow will work with a cross-functional team to execute ministry strategy across all seven regions. His focus on efficient, effective care delivery will help Mercy Health improve access and optimize the quality and experience of patient care.
Dr. Curnow came to Mercy Health from Summit Medical Group in Knoxville, where he served as executive vice president and chief medical officer, working on accountable care, clinical integration, medical homes and quality measurement and improvement strategies. He developed the first patient-centered medical home program in Tennessee recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Prior to this, Dr. Curnow was with Boylan Medical Group in Raleigh for 10 years where he served as president and practiced internal medicine.

“Dr. Curnow is an accomplished, respected physician leader who works tirelessly to ensure the patient is at the center of everything we do,” said Anton Decker, MBBCh, Mercy Health chief clinical officer and president, Mercy Health Physicians. “His leadership and expertise will be key to our continued success as we work to integrate physician, clinical and operational leadership across our ministry and transform the way we provide care.”

Dr. Curnow holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Residency in Internal Medicine and Internship in Psychiatry from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He holds his MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville.

About Mercy Health
Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, employing more than 34,000 employees in Ohio and Kentucky. With $6 billion in assets, Mercy Health operates about 450 health facilities, including 23 hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs and seven home health agencies. Its accountable care organization, Mercy Health Select, is one of the top 10 ACOs in the country for Medicare Shared Savings, generating more than $15 million in savings in 2014. Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) consistently rates Mercy Health among the nation’s top health systems for clinical quality and efficiency. In keeping with its mission, Mercy Health provides about $1 million per day in community benefit services. Mercy Health’s bonds are rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, and A1 by Moody’s. Mercy Health is a founding member of Health Innovations Ohio, which focuses on providing health services that result in higher quality, better health and greater value. For more information, visit or connect with Mercy Health on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter (@LivingMercyHlth).