David Argueta, FACHE*, who currently serves as the chief administrative officer at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, has been tapped to serve as the president of Mercy Hospitals Springfield.
“David is an outstanding, experienced leader with 17 years of health care experience,” said Dr. John Mohart, who leads hospital operations across multiple states as president of Mercy Communities. “He has a servant heart, and he will bring his expertise in hospital operations, board relations and co-worker development to the Springfield community.”
Prior to Argueta’s five years at Mercy in Oklahoma City, he was at CHI St. Luke’s Health in Texas, where he served as president of three Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals. He served as chief operating officer of St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston prior to being named president. In addition, David served as vice president of operations at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest in Waco, Texas.
“Springfield has a long history with the Sisters of Mercy and it’s always been a vital and pivotal community to our ministry. Springfield has been at the epicenter of many of Mercy’s important innovations through the years and I am eager to continue that tradition,” said Argueta. “I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve this community."
Argueta steps into this new role as Brent Hubbard, former president of Mercy’s hospitals in Springfield, begins a new role for a health care system in Oklahoma. Both Argueta and Craig McCoy, president of Mercy Springfield Communities, will report to Dr. Mohart. Argueta, his wife, Christen, and their two daughters will relocate to Springfield in the coming months.