Mercy Health – Youngstown names new CEO

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Dr. John Luellen named new CEO of Mercy Health - Youngstown

Mercy Health – Youngstown (St. Elizabeth’s Hospital) has a new CEO.

Dr. John Luellen started with the Youngstown hospital as Chief Operating Officer in September of 2018.

“I’m here because of the mission,” Luellen said. “Aligning my personal values and passion for extending healing to patients with an organization such as Mercy Health is something for which I am grateful.”

He’s had a 20-year career in health care, starting as an emergency medicine physician.

Luellen most recently served as vice president and COO at Heritage Valley Health System in Pennsylvania, where he also held several medical and clinical leadership roles.

He replaces Donald Kline, who will now be leading hospitals in Youngstown, Lorain, Toledo and Lima.

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