Mercy Names Keith Minnis VP of Human Resources in OKC

December 31, 2013

Keith Minnis, SPHR, will oversee HR for Mercy

in the northern communities of Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 31, 2013) – Mercy has named Keith Minnis, SPHR, vice president of human resources for the Oklahoma City area. In this capacity, Minnis will oversee HR functions for Mercy hospitals in Oklahoma City, El Reno, Guthrie, Watonga, Kingfisher, as well as Mercy’s Edmond I-35 facility, scheduled to open in 2014.

Minnis comes to Mercy from Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, where he was vice president of human resources for the $2.5 billion health system, which includes over 14,500 employees, 13 hospitals, 65 clinic locations across Texas, and a 215,000-member health plan.  

Prior to this he was human resources manager for Norman Regional Health System in Norman, Okla.

Minnis is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).   He completed an advanced bachelor’s in social work from East Central University in Ada. He is also certified in Lean healthcare applications and is currently pursuing his MBA in healthcare management.

“Keith is experienced in all areas of human resources, including co-worker relations, recruitment, employee health services, leading co-worker engagement initiatives, and Lean healthcare applications,” said Becky Payton, regional vice president of human resources for Mercy’s West Communities. “His leadership and experience will be invaluable as Mercy continues its current growth across Oklahoma. We’re excited to welcome Keith and his family back to Oklahoma, and to the Mercy family.”  

Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of more than 2,000 medical providers across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, Mercy Clinic is nearly 300 providers and 65 clinics statewide. 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 information, visit

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 32 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 39,000 co-workers and 2,000 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.  


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