John Montville, executive director of Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s oncology service line, recently became one of only seven individuals nationwide to be given the new credential of Certified Oncology Administrator (COA). The certification comes from the Association of Cancer Executives (ACE).

The COA certification is bestowed on those oncology executives who meet the standards and requirements of ACE, which includes completion of academic papers on oncology topics, and is given after the candidate passes a stringent interview process. “I am honored to have been selected as a member of the very first class of Certified Oncology Administrators,” Montville said. “As I look to evolve in my career, this is the next step and one I intend to use at Lourdes Hospital to further all the work that continues to be done to take our already excellent oncology program to the next level.” COA certification is for five years after which time a recertification process must be completed.

Montville joined Lourdes in 2017 and has more than 26 years of experience in oncology management and consulting including operation of his own oncology consulting company, Medical Management Group. Montville earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and his marketing degree from the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Montville serves as chair of the Association of Community Cancer Centers Guidelines Committee and is a Professional Papers Committee Team Leader for the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE.