Mercy Health is proud to announce that three hospitals within the Toledo region have been selected by Modern Healthcare as among the 2022 Best Places to Work in Health Care: Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital, Mercy Health – Willard Hospital and Mercy Health – Defiance Hospital. This is the fourth consecutive year for Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital to have received this honor. 

The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is available at Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring a ranked list of all the winners along with the October issue.

“Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital have shown for the past four years that not only are our associates committed to providing the highest quality of care to our community but also that they are extremely proud of where they work. Mercy Health – Defiance Hospital is a welcomed addition to that already distinguished list and I am grateful for all of these hard-working team members who live the mission of our ministry every day,” said Bob Baxter, president of Mercy Health – Toledo. “Congratulations to these hospitals and the associates who made this honor possible.”

This award identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the health care industry nationwide. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey. 

"After the many stressors placed on the health care workforce during the pandemic and the resulting Great Resignation, we know those employees are battling burnout, increased work volumes and their own physical and mental health challenges," said Fawn Lopez, publisher of Modern Healthcare. "The organizations that have focused significant resources and energy to support their staff throughout these especially challenging times deserve the loyalty of their teams and the recognition of the entire industry. At Modern Healthcare, we are honored to celebrate the Best Places to Work for demonstrating their commitment to their employees, and the communities they serve, with exemplary people care measures."

“Being recognized as 'Best Places to Work' is a great honor for our teams, symbolizing the work we do carrying out Mercy Health’s vision, values and mission,” added Dan Barbee, president of Mercy Health – Toledo Rural Market. “Our patients are at the core of who we are as a ministry. Caring for our neighbors in the backyard of each of these hospitals is what we are called to do. We love where we work because we love the communities we serve.”

Mercy Health will find out their ranking on the Best Places list and be celebrated at the 2022 Best Places to Work in Health Care awards gala taking place on Sept. 29 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Information on the award gala and conference is available at