Mercy Health — Springfield names new president

Mercy Health — Springfield has appointed a new president.

Adam Groshans, who was previously serving as the interim president of Mercy Health — Springfield, will now move into the president position permanently.

“Adam is skilled at working with many different groups that help make hospitals successful and an asset to their community,” said Paul Smith, Bon Secours Mercy Health Mid-American Group president.

According to Smith, Groshan is currently leading multiple projects in the Springfield area, including, the completion of a free-standing emergency department to supplement services at Springfield Regional Medical Center, recruitment of physicians to the Springfield market and increasing patient and associate satisfaction.

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Groshans joined Mercy Health — Springfield from Tennova Healthcare Lebanon in Lebanon, Tenn., where he served on the administrative team for nearly four years, according to a statement from Mercy Health. At Tennova, Groshans focused on business development, marketing, physician relationships, physician recruitment, service line growth and patient and employee satisfaction, the statement said.

Groshans said previously he believes he has an interesting prospective coming into the position.

“Historically, my role has been centered around internal hospital work,” Groshans said. “So the change will be going from purely internal to more of a different operating system and seeing more of the vision in motion.”

Because of past experience, Groshans said he believes he can take what he had done and put it towards better aligning the public and medical communities.

Groshans is active with Kiwanis International, serves on a community initiative examining use of emergency department resources and serves on the board of Homecare.

He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cumberland University and a bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing as well as a bachelor’s in Psychology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

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Groshans began serving as interim president of Mercy Health — Springfield after the former president, Matthew Caldwell, left for a new job within the company in South Carolina. Caldwell was president for 2 ½ years.

Caldwell said previously Groshans marketing and recruiting background, paired with his natural skill at building the community, will allow him to thrive as a president.

“Adam has a talent for working with many groups,” Caldwell said. “He’s been involved with our internal hospitalist, anesthesia and radiology service providers to help them understand Mercy Health’s culture and why it’s important to buy into it.”

Mercy Health — Springfield is part of the Bon Secours Mercy Health network. Mercy Health also operates the Springfield Regional Medical Center.

Facts & Figures:

3: Months Adam Groshans spent as interim president of Mercy Health — Springfield

2,300: Employees with Mercy Health — Springfield

76,489: Total ER visits in 2018 to Mercy Health — Springfield

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