David Argueta

Leadership Team

David Argueta - President, Mercy Southwest Communities David Argueta - President, Mercy Southwest Communities

President, Mercy Southwest Communities

David Argueta has two decades of health care leadership experience. Prior to his current role, he served as Mercy Springfield president and as the chief administrative officer for five years at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City. Before joining Mercy, he served as the president for the North Houston region for Catholic Health Initiatives - St. Luke's Health, for five years. Before CHI, he served as a COO for Baylor Scott and White - Hillcrest Region, as a part of a 10-year career with them.

David has spent many years helping complex, health care systems to navigate challenging circumstances in an ever-changing market. He expertly manages physician relationships, striking a perfect balance of leadership and support for clinicians, making it easier for them to focus on patients.

David is passionate about access to care for those who need it, meeting the underserved in the community when and where they need health care services the most. By understanding the underlying cause for health disparities within the community, he has made it his personal and professional goal to get health care right by living out the mission of Mercy every day. 

Education and Credentials

Argueta is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He earned his bachelor’s degree in forensic science and chemistry and his master’s degree in business administration – health care administration from Baylor University.