Two Mercy Presidents Named to American Hospital Association Board

February 28, 2024

David Argueta, president of Mercy Springfield Communities, and Daryle Voss, president of Mercy Hospital Ardmore, were elected to a major national health care board for a two-year term.

Argueta was chosen as a delegate for the state of Missouri to the American Hospital Association (AHA) regional policy board for region six, which covers Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Voss was named to the AHA board as a delegate for the state of Oklahoma for region seven, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. Their terms began Jan. 1, 2024, and run through Dec. 31, 2026.

The AHA represents hospitals and health systems at a national level and works to ensure members’ needs and perspectives are heard in health care policy debate and development.

Mercy doctor's coat David Argueta, president of Mercy Springfield Communities

Representatives on the AHA’s regional boards foster communication between the AHA, its members and state hospital associations. The boards provide input on public policy issues, identify health care needs unique to each region and assist in developing programs to meet those needs.

“I love being an Oklahoman and serving the health care needs of our neighbors, and I’m honored to represent our community and the great state of Oklahoma on a national level,” said Voss. “I view this opportunity as a chance to make a meaningful impact on the well-being of our community. Sensible policy is a necessity in making sure health care is accessible for everyone.”

Mercy doctor's coat Daryle Voss, president of Mercy Hospital Ardmore

Argueta was also appointed to serve as a member of the Missouri Hospital Association board (MHA) of trustees. The MHA is a not-for-profit association that represents and advocates on behalf of 140 Missouri Hospitals. The board, which Argueta joined Jan. 1, 2024, provides governance for the MHA and assists in policy development.

“I’m honored to have been selected to each of these boards,” said Argueta. “This is a nod to Mercy’s role as an industry leader and innovator within health care. The Mercy system is one of the 20 largest U.S. health systems, and we’re leading the way in new technology and patient care right here in the Midwest. I hope that my time with the AHA and MHA boards continues to raise Mercy’s voice as a leader and innovator in health care.”

Voss previously served on the Oklahoma Hospital Association board of directors from 2019 – 2023.