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September 22, 2019
 

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ONU grad, adjunct faculty member, named president of Mercy Health's Lima market

Ronda Lehman served as president of the Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center since March 2019.

Ohio Northern University alum and ONU faculty adjunct Ronda Lehman was named president of Mercy Health's Lima market. Lehman served as president of the Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center since March 2019.

Lehman will oversee operations, quality, service and growth goals for the Lima market, which includes Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center and the various outpatient services.

Her collaborative leadership style and commitment to operational excellence will continue to advance growth in the Lima market. Her appointment was effective Sept. 1.

Bob Baxter will continue as a leader in the Mercy Health ministry as president of the Toledo market.

“Ronda is a dynamic leader who will continue the enhance the patient experience and help meet the ever-changing needs of the Lima community,” said Donald Kline, president, Great Lakes Group, Bon Secours Mercy Health.

“She has a unique ability to identify and build upon local opportunities that support our commitment to expand our healing ministry in Lima as well as its surrounding communities.”

Lehman has served the Lima community as a member of Mercy Health since 1995, when she began as a pharmacy intern. Since then, she has excelled in several leadership roles, including most recently as president of Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center. 

Lehman received her B.S. from Ohio Northern University (ONU), her Pharm.D. from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Tiffin University.

She also completed the Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leaders at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2014, Ronda obtained her fellow status with the American College of Healthcare Executives. A native of Lima, Ronda and her husband have three young children.

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