David Stewart will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer of Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, effective immediately. As a member of the Mercy executive team, Stewart will work with other leaders and medical staff to help direct, coordinate and evaluate hospital operations to ensure quality patient care, fiscal responsibility, operational efficiency and integrity, and the provision of comprehensive health services.
Stewart, who has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Mercy Medical Center since 2013, will continue to provide finance oversight during the integration process.
“David has been a high-caliber leader and driving force for Mercy Hospital leading up to and through integration with Cleveland Clinic,” said Dr. Timothy Crone, President of Mercy Hospital. “His ongoing leadership at Mercy will ensure the continued development of the highest quality care and growth of Mercy’s presence in Canton and Cleveland Clinic’s southern region.”
Stewart was part of the financial and operational leadership at Providence Hospitals in Columbia, South Carolina, and Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) hospitals in Ohio, and led the transition team for Mercy as it joined Cleveland Clinic earlier this year.
Stewart holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University as well as master’s degrees in business administration and accountancy. Stewart is a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has served on the board of directors of Stark County Hunger Task Force, ArtsinStark, YMCA of Central Stark County, Ohio Health Choice and the finance committee of the Ohio Hospital Association. He is an active volunteer in the community including coaching youth basketball and baseball. He is married with 2 children, residing in Jackson Township and is an avid photographer.Please click here for media inquiries