Patricia “Pat” Robertson is headed home, joining Mercy’s Oklahoma administration team as vice president of finance.
“I’m excited to be coming back to Oklahoma and back into health care,” Robertson said. “The University Foundation work has been very interesting, but when you spend 30 years in health care, that’s kind of where your heart winds up. Mercy felt like a really good fit.”
Robertson comes to Mercy from the West Virginia University Foundation where she spent the past four years as chief financial officer. Prior to her stint as a Mountaineer, Robertson lived 22 years in the Sooner state, serving as the vice president and CFO at Duncan Regional Hospital and working in a similar position with the Oklahoma Hospital Association.
After so many years in Oklahoma, Robertson could be considered a naturalized Okie, but she’s an Iowan by birth, a proud alumna of the University of Northern Iowa with small-town roots.
“I grew up in a small Iowa town called Walnut,” Robertson said. “I’m a Walnut Warrior. I graduated from high school with 26 of my very best friends.”
The first decade of Robertson’s professional career was spent in Iowa as a certified public accountant before she made the move to Oklahoma.
“Honestly, I’d never heard of Duncan until I was recruited to go there,” Robertson said. “One of my clients in Iowa had taken a position at Duncan Regional Hospital and he recruited me.”
In addition to her responsibilities on Mercy’s Oklahoma administration team, the woman with small-town roots will return to a familiar place – supporting rural hospitals in Central Oklahoma.
“I’m thrilled that Mercy has given me this wonderful opportunity,” Robertson said.
Mercy’s Oklahoma homecoming for Robertson begins May 23.