Mercy Health – Toledo is pleased to announce Craig Albers, RN, MSN, MBA, has been named President of Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital, effective July 13.
In his new role, Craig will lead and further develop the operations as well as engage with physicians to strengthen the continuum of care while reporting to Bob Baxter, interim president and CEO, Mercy Health – Toledo.
Craig began his career with Mercy Health as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima in 1999. Craig’s first leadership role was as a house supervisor at St. Rita’s in 2001 and has progressively taken on additional responsibility as the clinical shift supervisor, clinical nurse manager, director of care coordination to the nursing administrator role at St. Rita’s prior to moving into an interim chief nursing officer position at Mercy Health – Defiance. From there, Craig took the director of patient care position at Mercy Health – St. Charles before accepting his most current role of chief nursing officer in 2014.
As chief nursing officer, Craig was responsible for executive leadership of all patient care services at Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital and the alignment of the hospital and regional objectives with operational oversight for the 410 bed acute hospital.
Craig received his MBA and MSN from Wright State University and his BSN from Mount Carmel College of Nursing. He currently serves on the East Toledo YMCA and the Little Sisters of the Poor leadership boards. Craig holds memberships with the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Michigan Healthcare Executive Group Association and the American and Ohio Organizations of Nurse Executives.
Craig has many professional experiences ranging from serving as the commencement speaker for Wright State University in 2005, Lean leader training, presenting at the NANDA International, Nursing Interventions Classification, and Nursing Outcomes Classification Conference in 2006.
Craig had a co- publication in the International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications in March of 2006.
“With nearly 16 years of leadership within Mercy Health, I am pleased Craig has accepted the role of president for St. Charles,” Bob said. “Craig’s insight and clinical expertise will allow St. Charles to continue the momentum of meeting the growing, changing healthcare needs of the Oregon and surrounding communities.”