TULSA – Oklahoma State University (OSU) Medical Center and Mercy announced the appointment of Rhett Stover to the position of chief executive officer (CEO) at OSU Medical Center. Stover has served as interim CEO since September.
“Rhett brings exceptional skills and experience to the Tulsa area and has already proven a great asset to OSU Medical Center,” said Jerry Hudson, OSU Medical Authority president.
Before accepting the position of interim CEO, Stover served as regional vice president of payor relations and contracting at Mercy. His work led to the formation of Mercy’s managed care office in Oklahoma, the development of a unified contracting presence for Mercy’s network of hospitals and clinics, and the strengthening of Mercy’s commercial revenue position in the Oklahoma market. Mercy began managing OSU Medical Center in May.
“Rhett is a strong leader focused on continuing the great work of OSU Medical Center, in partnership with Mercy, which includes providing the best patient care and medical student education,” said Di Smalley, regional president of Mercy in Oklahoma.
Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 34 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and two orthopedic hospitals, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.