Mercy Health is proud to announce that its President and CEO John Starcher was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2020’s 100 Most Influential People. The complete ranking can be found in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare magazine, and a feature article and profiles of the winners are available at   

This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact.

Through a strategy of growth, innovation and operational excellence, Starcher is furthering BSMH's ability to bring its compassionate, high-quality and cost-effective health services to more patients and communities – leveraging scale to bring operational efficiencies and continuous quality improvement, even during turbulent and uncertain times. His success in these areas prompted his inclusion on Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential list.

"This year will be remembered for more than the COVID-19 pandemic and election. It is a year that reminded us of the importance of the frontline healthcare worker and the power of collaboration. Every member of this class found ways to help their organization or the government or each other maneuver through unprecedented hardships. The result was often groundbreaking. Modern Healthcare and our readers selected the 100 most innovative and resilient candidates, which this year comprised a record number of women, who influenced the course that healthcare took during a global pandemic, continued to press forward amidst uncertainty, and used current events like the election, racial injustice and public health as an inspiration to do better. Congratulations to our honorees," said Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar.