Mercer Health has cared for the people of Mercer County and the surrounding communities since 1950. True to the values of our original stakeholders, at Mercer Health, our focus is not on awards or recognition but rather providing quality and accessible care in a caring environment. Simply, our greatest honor is providing for our community. 

Our values of workmanship, ownership, partnership, leadership, stewardship and mentorship support our mission to positively steer our community’s health with a vision to be the provider of choice for our patients, the employer of choice for our staff and the system of choice for our medical staff.

Mission and Vision

To positively steer our community’s health.

To be the provider of choice for our patients.
To be the employer of choice for our employees.
To be the system of choice for our medical staff.


Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater anchors a network of 75-plus affiliated physicians and eight strategically located medical centers and offices in Celina, Coldwater, St. Henry and Ft. Recovery.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Mercer Health is accredited by The Joint Commission, the Ohio Department of Health, Medicare and Medicaid. As a Joint Commission accredited hospital, a survey is completed every three years with the laboratory being surveyed at least every two years. The Joint Commission accredits and certified more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United states and is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Mercer Health is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Ohio Hospital Association, West Central Ohio Regional Healthcare Alliance (WCORHA) and the Ohio State Health Network.


Mercer Health not only cares for the people of Mercer County and the surrounding communities but also employs more than 600 people in and around the area. In addition, a wide array of Community Outreach and Educational Programs are provided to the community.


“Our Lady of Mercy” hospital opened in 1950 and quickly became a leader in providing quality healthcare to its community. Find more information about our History here.

Executive Team

Lisa Klenke, Chief Executive Officer
Jon Dingledine, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Susan Miller, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer
Cory Albers, Vice President of Finance
Mindy Kremer, Vice President of Development, Marketing and Communications
Martin Shehan, Vice President of Physician Practices


Board of Governors and Board of Trustees

Ownership of Mercer Health is vested in the Board of Trustees representing the Mercer County Townships of Butler, Center, Dublin, Franklin, Gibson, Granville, Hopewell, Jefferson, Marion, Recovery, Union and Washington. The Board of Trustees appoints one elector from each township and appoints three electors at-large from the district, one of whom shall be a doctor of medicine, to constitute the Board of Governors who controls the operation of Mercer Health.




Township Name Term Expiration
At-Large VJ Westerheide 2023
At-Large Connie Guggenbiller 2022
At-Large Venkatarao Neelati, M.D. 2024
Butler Daniel Broering 2024
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Dublin Betty DuBry 2022
Franklin Steven Lefeld 2022
Gibson Megan Osterholt 2023
Granville David Romer 2023
Hopewell Herbert Muhlenkamp 2023
Jefferson Robert Nuding 2022
Marion Theodore Bertke 2022
Recovery Bernard Knapke 2024
Union Barbara Hamilton 2022
Washington Robert Rose 2024