ST. LOUIS - Andrew Runge was recently named regional chief operating officer for Mercy Clinic, responsible for clinic operations in the St. Louis and Washington, Mo., areas. Runge comes to St. Louis from Hot Springs, Ark., where he served as chief operating officer at Mercy’s St. Joseph’s Clinic.
In Mercy’s east Missouri region, Mercy Clinic consists of more than 550 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 175 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and covers more than 50 clinical specialties with 130 practice sites.
Prior to joining Mercy in 2001, Runge completed training at Villanova and earned his master’s of health administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also worked in health care management in Florida. After serving in several senior management roles in Mercy Clinic Springfield, Runge became chief operating officer for St. Joseph’s Clinic in Hot Springs, Ark., in 2008.
Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of more than 1,700 medical providers with access to Mercy’s facilities, electronic health records, telemedicine and each other, Mercy Clinic providers can give their patients the best care available, regardless of the patient’s location. Patients of Mercy Clinic providers can connect to their own health records and health teams anywhere they connect to the Internet. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, nearly 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,700 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.