Recent Feature Story: Navigating the Waters of Healthcare - Javon Bea Mercy President, CEO

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Mercy Health System's vertical integration strategy and recent merger help the organization thrive in the ever-changing industry

Javon Bea, Mercy President, CEO was recently featured in Inside Healthcare Magazine focusing on the dynamic leadership that has grown a single stand-alone hospital averaging 89,000 patients a year to an extensive modern healthcare network.

Last year, Mercy Health System merged with Rockford Health System in Rockford, Ill., creating a regional powerhouse with 8,000 employees and nearly 900 employed physician/partners serving more than 2.1 million patients annually, gross revenues of $2.3 billion and net revenues of over $1 billion. Bea says the merger with Rockford Health System has been a tremendous benefit to patients throughout the 40 plus communities they serve along the Illinois-Wisconsin border, but it is not the only way in which the organization has readied itself for the future of healthcare. He says it continues to be on the forefront of industry changes, and the network’s vertical integration is a primary driver of its success in doing so. As regulatory and population trends continue to make their impacts felt on the healthcare world as a whole, the organization continues to strive to meet the high standards it sets for itself and provide the best possible care for its patients. The merger has meant a lot for the immediate future of Mercy and Rockford, and Bea says the combined organization is looking forward to meeting the challenges of the changing industry and navigating the waters to greater success in the long term. (Inside Healthcare Magazine, Winter/Spring 2016 Edition:

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