CEO, Mercy Southeast Communities
Kenneth W. Bateman serves as chief executive officer of Mercy Southeast, taking the role when SoutheastHEALTH joined Mercy in 2023. He joined SoutheastHEALTH in late 2014 as president and CEO. He previously served in various leadership roles including president and CEO, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, New Jersey. As a certified public accountant, he served in other health care finance roles and began his career in auditing with Pannell Kerr Forster & Co., and KPMG LLP.
Education and Credentials
Bateman is a certified public accountant and earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and Master of Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.