Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center Names Chief Executive Officer

November 30, 2020

(DURANGO, COLO.) Centura Health has appointed Patrick Sharp, MBA, as Chief Executive Officer for Mercy Regional Medical Center. Patrick will join Mercy’s healing ministry on Jan. 25, 2021. 

“Patrick’s excitement to serve the Centura Health ministry and support the caregivers of Mercy Regional will contribute to the legacy of compassionate care provided in our community,” said Richard Miller, Board Chair, Mercy Regional Medical Center Community Board of Trustees. “Patrick brings a wealth of experience, strong leadership and a passion for caring for the whole person.”

As CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center, Patrick will cultivate strong, trusting relationships with Mercy’s Community Board of Trustees, associates, advanced practice providers, physicians and volunteers to impact the health and wholeness of every life, every neighbor and every community Mercy serves. He excels at relationship building and transparent communication and enjoys creating lasting personal connections. Patrick is on a mission to inspire others to flourish in a balanced life through faith, integrity, accountability, and the pursuit of knowledge.

Prior to joining Centura, Patrick served as President & CEO of Fairview Range Regional Medical Center in Hibbing, MN, where he was responsible for the leadership, strategic planning and operation of the licensed 175-bed hospital, as well as primary and specialty care clinics and home health and hospice services. During his tenure with Fairview Range, Patrick also held the senior leadership positions of Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Clinic Operations and Radiation Therapy, supporting operations and strategic initiatives in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Prior to Fairview Range, Patrick served in regulatory compliance roles for Beckman Coulter, St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific.

“I am humbled to have been chosen as the next CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center,” said Sharp. “I have been impressed with the people I have met, and I look forward to working with the staff, health care providers and Mercy’s Board of Trustees in fulfilling the organization’s Mission.”

Patrick received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a Master of Business Administration from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. He is a member of the Minnesota Hospital Association’s Policy & Advocacy Committee and previously served on the board of the Hibbing Community College Foundation. To help strengthen both his faith and leadership skills, Patrick is currently pursuing his master’s degree in theology with an emphasis in philosophy.

Patrick will work closely with the Mercy Regional Medical Center leadership team and Mercy interim CEO, Michael Murphy, MBA, to ensure a seamless transition.

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Mercy Regional Medical Center is an 82-bed acute care hospital in Durango, Colorado. As a non-profit hospital that is part of the Centura Health network, Mercy is committed to improving the health and wellness of the communities it serves in the Four Corners region. Visit the Mercy Regional Medical Center website for more information.

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado, Utah and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, neighborhood health centers, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, our caregivers make the region’s best health care accessible. We’re on a mission to build flourishing communities and whole person care. We’re Centura Health, and we’re your dedicated health partner for life. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

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