Jeffrey Johnston – President, East Communities

Jeff Johnston was named regional president of Mercy’s eastern Missouri region in May 2017, where he works closely with leaders, physicians and co-workers in Mercy’s five hospitals and multiple clinic locations throughout the area. Prior to that role, he was president of Mercy Hospital St. Louis for six years during which time the hospital received numerous quality awards, including Truven 100 Top Hospital in both 2016 and 2017 as well as Truven 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital in the same years.

Jeff came to Missouri from Mercy Hospital Fort Smith (Ark.), where he served as president for three years and was instrumental in expanding Mercy’s physician group as well as leading a community master planning process. Prior roles with Mercy include senior vice president – Operations for Mercy Hospital Ardmore in Oklahoma, chief operating officer for Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, and interim CEO of Mercy Health Oklahoma Communities.

Before joining Mercy, Jeff held several leadership positions over a six-year period with MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Okla., and a master’s in business administration and hospital and health administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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