Mercy Leaders Among Becker’s Nationwide “CEOs to Know”

August 30, 2017

Two Mercy administrators in Oklahoma have been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s latest list of “CEOs to Know.”

Mercy Hospital Kingfisher’s Brian Denton and Mercy Hospital Logan County’s Josh Tucker are ranked among the 60 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know 2017. The article recognizes chief executive officers, presidents and administrators of critical access hospitals.

Mercy Hospital Logan County’s Josh Tucker and Mercy Hospital Kingfisher’s Brian Denton.

Mercy Hospital Logan County’s Josh Tucker and Mercy Hospital Kingfisher’s Brian Denton.

Denton has been administrator of Mercy Hospital Kingfisher since November 2013. Prior to his appointment as administrator, Brian worked with Mercy St. Francis Hospital, in Missouri, where he directed outpatient services including imaging, laboratory, therapy services (physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory), and the sleep disorders center. He also managed the rollout of the electronic health record for the hospital.

Tucker has served as administrator of Mercy Hospital Logan County, in Guthrie, since December 2011. Prior to this position, he was executive director of finance for all of Mercy’s rural hospitals in Oklahoma. He has also served as chief financial officer for Mercy Hospital El Reno.

Click here to read the full article from Becker’s.


Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices 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 Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

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