Lynn Britton - Mercy President/CEO

Lynn Britton has served as the president and chief executive officer of Mercy since January 2009, after serving as senior vice president since 2004.  Lynn has been with Mercy for over 25 years, serving as vice president for Mercy’s supply chain operating division (ROi) from 2000 to 2004. Prior to that, he served as executive director of materials management for St. John’s Mercy Health Care in St. Louis and director of materials management at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.

Lynn holds a master's degree in business from Oklahoma City University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Abilene Christian University.

Honors Include:

  • Recognized as a Trailblazing Leader with the Catholic Health Association (CHA) Sister Concilia Moran Award.
  • Named to the list of Health Care Re-Inventors in 2017 by WIRED Magazine in partnership with Hewlett-Packard.
  • Distinguished Service Award in 2015 from the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA), its highest honor, for being an agent of change.
  • CEO IT Achievement Award in 2012 from Modern Healthcare Magazine and the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
  • Recognized by Becker's Hospital Review multiple times. Most recently as “100 Great Healthcare Leaders to Know.”

In the News

Mercy CEO Lynn Britton Among Top Leaders Who Met in D.C.  

Mercy President and CEO Lynn Britton joined some of the world's top leaders, including then President Obama, for the annual Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, D.C. in November 2013.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the CEOs tackled topics including cyber hacking and the “fix” needed from business and Washington; the boom in U.S. energy production and how to harness it for economic growth; and the innovation and disruption among higher education in the U.S. and globally.