Mercy Hospital Logan County will welcome a familiar face as its leader Dec. 1. Josh Tucker has accepted the role of hospital administrator – and considering his extensive experience with the hospital and community, he’ll hit the ground running.
“Josh knows the ins and outs of this facility, its strengths and its opportunities,” said Cindy Carmichael, vice president of rural development for Mercy in Okla. “He was instrumental in the financial analysis that led to the acquisition of Logan Medical Center earlier this year, so you know he has the upmost confidence in the hospital and its staff.”
Tucker joined Mercy nearly six years ago as reimbursement manager and later served as CFO in Mercy Hospital El Reno, then executive director of finance, overseeing finance for all of Mercy’s rural hospitals in Okla. He previously worked for a leading financial auditing firm, focusing on Medicare cost reports and internal quality reviews.
With far-reaching experience working with critical access hospitals, Tucker will work to uphold the high standard Mercy Hospital Logan County set in October, when it was named a top 100 critical access hospital in the nation.
“Josh’s commitment to ensuring all Oklahomans have access to quality health care is unwavering,” said Carmichael. “His experience improving revenues in rural hospitals will be invaluable for Logan County.”
Tucker, his wife Tara, and their 3-year-old son, Sullivan, plan to relocate to Logan County as soon as possible.
“We’re excited to move to Guthrie,” Tucker said. “It’s a great community, and my family and I are thrilled to be a part of it.”
Tucker graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Ottawa University, in Kan. Tucker is a board member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Okla. chapter, serving on the program and membership committees.