Our Alliance

We are excited to launch Healthy State Alliance, a bold new ambition between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Mercy Health. Our Alliance brings together the best of health care in Ohio – one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers and the leading health care provider in the state devoted to high-quality, compassionate care.

The Healthy State Alliance will focus on tackling Ohio’s most critical health issues while making health care more affordable and accessible for all. By working together, we can accomplish more for the people we serve than we can on our own.

The collective resources of both our organizations will fuel the Alliance’s vision:

  • Providing increased access to more than 50,000 team members and more than 600 points of care throughout the state;
  • Enhancing access to one of the nation’s premier transplant centers that has already saved more than 9,600 lives;
  • Expanding access to one of only 49 National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country; and
  • Leveraging the assets of one of America’s leading research universities to address the most critical health needs of the state and beyond.

While we each bring unique expertise to the table, we have a great deal in common – including a shared vision for a new state of health and a focused mission to treat every person we serve with dignity, respect and excellence while training the next generation of medical professionals.

By working together to address specific issues and needs, we believe the Healthy State Alliance can build upon the excellent care we provide to our patients and the communities we serve. We are excited about all of the ways we’ll be able to work together to drive the changes that are needed to create a new state of health in Ohio and beyond.

  • This is a phenomenal opportunity to combine our expansive footprint with one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers to ensure our patients get access to the best available care closer to home.

    Together, we can work in new and creative ways that haven’t been done before. We will be nimble, share our best thinking and collaborate among our care providers much faster than we could by working alone.

    John M. Starcher, Jr.
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • We are determined to create healthier communities throughout the state of Ohio and across the region. Through the Healthy State Alliance, we are uniquely positioned for success based on our shared vision of convenient access to differentiated clinical care across the state, a relentless focus on quality, our combined size and scale, a focus on decreasing costs and our similar values and culture.

    David P. McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FACHE
    Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State University Health System and Chief Operating Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Driving Change Across Ohio