Timothy Crone, MD, MBA

Timothy Crone, MD, MBA, is President of Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, a 476-bed Catholic hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas counties and parts of southeastern Ohio.

Dr. Crone previously served as Chief Medical Officer at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, a 500-bed acute care hospital on Cleveland’s east side. He has worked clinically as an academic hospitalist at Cleveland Clinic since 2010.

His previous leadership roles at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus included Vice Chairman of the Department of Hospital Medicine, Medical Director in Medical Operations, and Medical Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics.

Dr. Crone began his career as a private practice physician in Lansing, Mich. He later joined Allegiance Health System, now Allegiance Henry Ford, where he held several leadership roles before joining the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Crone has published and spoken nationally in the areas of hospital operations, business intelligence and advanced analytics in healthcare.

He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University and attended medical school at Michigan State’s College of Human Medicine, graduating in 2002. He completed a residency in internal medicine at E.W. Sparrow Hospital at Michigan State. He also completed a fellowship in Healthcare Strategy at Cleveland Clinic and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in healthcare at Ohio University.

Dr. Crone is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and a senior fellow in the Society of Hospital Medicine


Sister Carolyn Capuano, HM
Vice President of Mission and Ministry Services

Sister Carolyn Capuano is the Vice President of Mission and Ministry Services here at Mercy Medical Center. Sister Carolyn has a M.S. in Biological Sciences from Cleveland State University with a concentration in bioethics and an M.T.S. in Theology from West Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA (Boston College STM) with a concentration in spirituality.

Sister has served as director of Villa Maria Retreat Center and has also taught for many years at secondary and community college levels.

Sister Carolyn serves as a member of the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Stark County and for St. John’s Villa in Carrollton. She is also a member of the Catholic Consortium of Stark County.


David L. Gormsen, D.O., F.A.C.E.P.
Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

David L. Gormsen, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., has served as Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Medical Center since 2001. Dr. Gormsen is a graduate of Defiance College and received his medical degree from Chicago of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Gormsen has been an Emergency Medicine Physician at Mercy Medical Center since 1986. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mercy and is Director of Mercy Statcare in North Canton. Dr. Gormsen in board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has served as Assistant Clinical Professor at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine since 1989 and is Administrative Director of the Canton Medical Education Foundation. Dr. Gormsen was President of the Mercy Medical Staff from 1999 to 2000 and President-Elect of the Medical Staff from 1997 to 1998. He is Chairman of the Mercy Utilization Review Committee and is a member of the Medical Executive Committee. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives.

Dr. Gormsen served in the United States Navy as an U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon. He was Co-Director of the United Way of Central Stark County Fund Drive in 1998. He has participated in the Annual Medical Mission to the Dominican Republic since 1998. Dr. Gormsen serves as a Board member of The Arc (Association for Retarded Citizens) of Stark County and Families First of Stark County.


Cindy L. Hickey
Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations

Cindy L. Hickey serves as vice president of Marketing and Public Relations. She joined Mercy Medical Center in 1984 as staff writer in the Public Relations department. Since then Hickey has served many positions including manager of Women’s Pavilion and Telemarketing, manager of Program Development, director of Public Relations, and most recently, administrative director of Marketing and Public Relations.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Massillon Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Mercy Diversity Council and Mercy Emergency Management Subcommittee. She previously served as a member of Western Stark Medical Clinic Board of Directors and a volunteer for Mercy PALS Program. She is a graduate of Leadership Stark County’s 21st Class and was a member of ABOUT Magazine’s Advisory Board. Hickey was awarded the Stark County Minority Health Award in 2007.

Hickey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism/Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from Bowling Green State University in 1981.


Jeff Pike
Vice President, Physician Relations, Business Development & Strategy

Jeff Pike holds a master of health administration from The Ohio State University and a bachelor of science in nursing from Kent State University. He completed Cleveland Clinic Administrative and Advisory Board Academy Fellowships. Since 2004, he has served at The Cleveland Clinic: Akron General Campus as director of Patient Services, director of Nursing Administration, senior director of Nursing Administration, associate vice president of Nursing Operations, and vice president of Physician Partners Group and Operations. His work experience also includes director of Patient Care Services at Lutheran Hospital (2002-2003); manager of Special Projects at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2000–2002); and registered nurse at Ohio State University Medical Center (1996–2000).

Pike currently serves as a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and previously served as vice president of the American College of Healthcare Executives Student Chapter. He received the Crain’s Business Under 40 and Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards.


Ahmed El Ghamry Sabe, M.D.
Executive Director of The Heart Hospital at Mercy Medical Center
President of Mercy Cardiovascular Institute (MCI)

Ahmed El Ghamry Sabe, M.D., has been Director of Cardiovascular Services at Mercy Medical Center since 1996 and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory since 1995. Dr. Sabe also serves as Co-Director of Mercy Medical Center’s Emergency Chest Pain Center. Dr. Sabe is a Harvard-trained interventional cardiologist. He previously served as an interventional cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and was Director of Inverventional Cardiology at Pennsylvania State University’s Milton Hershey Medical Center.

In 1996, Dr. Sabe performed Stark County’s first transseptal mitral valvuloplasty; Mercy is one of only three centers in Ohio to perform this procedure. Dr. Sabe also performed Stark County’s first coronary rotablator atherectomy, Stark County’s first intracoronary ultrasound, and Stark County’s first extraction atherectomy and first percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty. In 1997, he performed the nation’s first transeptal valvuloplasty on a mitral valve with surgically implanted Carpentier ring.

In 1998 Dr. Sabe performed the world’s first angioplasty in an emergency department, Stark County’s first unprotected left main coronary stent and Stark County’s first radial stent coronary angioplasty.

In 1999, Dr. Sabe presented the first national findings on ER angioplasty within the Emergency Room at the 72nd Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2000, he reported on the lowest mortality rate of any Chest Pain Center in the U.S. at the Society of Chest Pain Centers Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 2001, Dr. Sabe initiated the nation’s first ER use of cardiopulmonary Bypass to resuscitate victims of heart attack and performed Akron/Canton’s first gamma brachytherapy.

Dr. Sabe is a Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiologists and is a Fellow of the American Society of Angiography & Intervention where he is an active member of the Lab Standards Committee, the Credential Committee and the Coronary Intervention Committee. He is also a member of the American College of Cardiovascular Administrators, American College of Physician Executives, American Heart Association and American College of Physicians. Dr. Sabe serves as a Board member of the American Heart Association of Stark

David K. Stewart
Senior Vice President & CFO

David K. Stewart serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Mercy Medical Center effective March 1, 2013. He has been part of financial management and leadership at Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) hospitals since 1990.

After graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Miami University in Ohio, Stewart served as a financial analyst at Mercy Medical Center. In 1997, Stewart became a senior financial analyst for Columbia–HCA, Ohio Division in Cleveland. Stewart has also since served as vice president of finance and CFO for St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland and St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio, and most recently, senior vice president and CFO for Providence Hospitals in Columbia, South Carolina.

Mr. Stewart holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University (OH) and master’s degrees in business administration and accountancy from the University of Phoenix. Stewart is a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Since arriving in Canton, he serves on the board of Directors of Stark County Hunger Task Force, ArtsinStark, Ohio Health Choice and SCHS Insurance Company. He also serves on the finance committee of the Ohio Hospital Association. He is an active volunteer in the community including coaching youth basketball and baseball.

Thomas F. Turner
Vice President of Development and Government Relations
President – Mercy Medical Center Development Foundation

Thomas F. Turner is the Vice President of Business Development & Government Relations here at Mercy Medical Center. He also is President of the Mercy Medical Center Development Foundation. Mr. Turner holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Mr. Turner has worked in healthcare administration, development and public affairs for over 25 years. He most recently served as the Vice President for Business Development and Government Relations at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, OH. Prior to joining Akron Children’s, Tom was Vice President of Development and Marketing at Doctors Hospital. From 1981-1994, he was President/Executive Director of the Arthritis Foundation chapters in Central Arizona, Northern California and Southern California.

Mr. Turner also teaches MBA Marketing Management and Advertising courses at Walsh University in North Canton, OH, where he has been an adjunct professor in the School of Business since 1998.


Barbara Yingling, RN, BSN, MAed
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

An employee at Mercy Medical Center since 1999, Yingling is an accomplished nursing leader with over 20 years of progressive healthcare management experience.

Yingling has served as a critical care nurse, director of nursing staff development and assistant chief nursing officer at Mercy Medical Center. She formerly served as a sophomore and senior level adjunct faculty at Malone College. Prior to her time at Mercy Medical Center, Yingling worked at Doctors Hospital and Massillon Community Hospital.

Yingling received her diploma of nursing at Massillon Community Hospital in 1983, where she served as class president for two years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Walsh College in 1992 and received her Master of Arts in Education and Management at Walsh University in 1996.

In 2007 she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, PI CHI Chapter. Yingling is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Stark County. She is an active volunteer at St. Philip and James Catholic Church in Canal Fulton, where she also teaches fifth grade CCD classes.