Five Mercy Joplin Leaders Are Salute to Health Care Honorees

April 3, 2017

Five leaders at Mercy Joplin were celebrated Thursday, March 30 during the Joplin Regional Business Journal's seventh annual Salute to Health Care dinner at The Ramsay Event Center in downtown Joplin. They are Dr. David W. Croy, Dr. Eden M. Esguerra, Dr. Gretchen D. Shull, Tracey Spurgeon and Kathy Newkirk.

Physician

David W. Croy, MD, department chair, Oncology & Hematology, Mercy Clinic

Eden M. Esguerra, MD, infectious disease director, Mercy Clinic

Gretchen D. Shull, MD, medical director, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Mercy Clinic

Nurse

• Tracey Spurgeon, RN, director, emergency department, critical care and trauma, Mercy Hospital Joplin

Educator

• Kathy Newkirk, senior talent development specialist, Mercy Health Ministry

Read about each of the five Mercy honorees.

Mercy Joplin's Salute to Health Care honorees, from left, are Kathy Newkirk, Tracey Spurgeon, Dr. Eden Esguerra, Dr. David Croy and Dr. Gretchen Shull.

Mercy Joplin's Salute to Health Care honorees, from left, are Kathy Newkirk, Tracey Spurgeon, Dr. Eden Esguerra, Dr. David Croy and Dr. Gretchen Shull.

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