Mercy Health Youngstown CEO retiring in February

St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Robert Shroder, president and CEO of Mercy Health’s Youngstown market, is retiring in February, according to a news release from the hospital.

Shroder has served as president and CEO for 13 years and has spent more than 18 years in executive leadership roles at Mercy Health, all in the Youngstown market.

“Throughout his career at Mercy Health, Bob has provided visionary and exemplary leadership that has helped to move the organization smoothly through transitions in the health care industry and changes in the Mahoning Valley market,” said Brian Smith, Executive Vice President of Operations for Mercy Health, in the release. “He is a true servant leader, whose commitment to excellence and dedication to our mission of improving community health and serving all in need is a model for our leadership.”

Under Shroder’s leadership, and the commitment of the physicians and employees of Mercy Health’s Youngstown market, the organization has seen a significant growth in admissions, added the new 248-bed St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, expanded graduate medical education by adding four new residency programs, trained future nurses through the addition of Mercy College of Ohio Youngstown Campus, restructured the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley to enhance fundraising efforts to serve the mission, and brought new organizations into the health system, including Hospice of the Valley, The Assumption Village, Humility House and Mercy Health Physicians.

“Bob’s vision and leadership have enabled Mercy Health Youngstown to be proactive in responding to the challenges faced in the health care industry and to expand our services, facilities, and programs to meet the needs of the community and provide outstanding care throughout our market,” said Betty Jo Licata, Board Chair of Mercy Health, Youngstown. “Bob’s commitment to our mission and his ability to form high-value strategic partnerships are the hallmarks of his success.”

“I cannot express enough what an honor it is, and has been, to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of this mission-oriented organization,” Shroder said in the news release. “The people I have worked with are exceptional. That includes those at all sites and all levels of the organization, the Board of Directors, Mercy Health executives, senior leadership team, management, support staff, and the fantastic physicians, nurses and other clinicians who provide hands-on care.”

Mercy Health will conduct a search for Shroder’s replacement.

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