President, Mercy Arkansas Communities
Ryan Gehrig was named president of Mercy Arkansas Communities and leads all hospitals across the state, including the two largest hospitals in Fort Smith and Rogers. Gehrig first came to Mercy as the president of Mercy Hospital Fort Smith in April 2012. Before Mercy, Gehrig served as vice president of enterprise systems and chief administrative officer for Moore Medical Center in the Norman Regional Health System in Oklahoma. He previously served as chief operating officer of Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as CEO and chief operating officer of Bristow Medical Center in Bristow, Oklahoma, and as chief operating officer of Cushing Regional Hospital in Cushing, Oklahoma.
Education and Credentials
Gehrig graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science. He received his master’s in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an administrative residency at Hillcrest Healthcare System in Tulsa, Oklahoma.