Bob Baxter President NWO Mercy Hospitals


Bob Baxter is the President of Mercy Health North for Bon Secours Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio.  As a leader in Northwest Ohio, oversees strategy and operations for eight hospitals, one college, and more than 100 sites of care across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  The Northwest Ohio Markets employ more than 5,500 staff and 400 providers, experiences more than 47,000 admissions, and has net operating revenue of greater than $1 billion.

Baxter previously served as the President and CEO, St. Rita’s Health Partners and Senior Vice President, Mercy Health which included two hospitals, four physician joint ventures and a wholly owned physician enterprise. Prior to joining Mercy Health, Baxter served as the Chief Operating Officer at Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota.

He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.  He received a MBA and a MA in Hospital and Health Administration from The University of Iowa.

Baxter is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Regional Growth Partnership, United Way of Greater Toledo, and Connect Toledo Downtown Development Corporation.  He previously served as a delegate to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board member of the ACHE Chapters Committee, President of the South Dakota Healthcare Executive Group, and received the ACHE Early Career Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award.