Bon Secours names COO of Hampton Roads market
Craig Schmidt started this week
Bon Secours has named Craig Schmidt chief operating officer for the health system’s Hampton Roads market, effective Monday.
He will lead the market’s operational projects within its facilities and oversee the growth in the Cincinnati, Ohio-based health system’s operations in Hampton Roads, according to a news release. He most recently served as vice president and chief operating officer of the Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health in Cincinnati, which is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health.
“We are thrilled to have Craig join our executive leadership team as we continue to align clinical operations with our ministry’s compassionate health care,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, market president. “Our patients and communities will benefit greatly from Craig’s knowledge in health care and his wide-ranging clinical operations expertise as we seek to make Bon Secours Hampton Roads an even stronger market where associates want to work, clinicians want to practice, people seek wellness and communities thrive.”
Schmidt joined Bon Secours 19 years ago and has held positions such as regional director of rehabilitation services, director of ancillary services and director of operations for Mercy Health — Fairfield Hospital.
“The mission of Bon Secours is one I’m uniquely familiar with, and it’s what sets us apart,” Schmidt said in a statement. “Our industry, our ministry and local community have been through some of the most challenging times in recent years, which is what makes right now an exciting time to join the team. I’m looking forward to working with our teams to see our vision realized with some exciting new projects on the horizon.”
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Florida.