Grace named new UPMC Mercy president
UPMC has announced the appointment of Michael Grace as President of UPMC Mercy.
Mr. Grace succeeds Will Cook, who was recently recruited to become the President and CEO of the University of Colorado Hospital.
“Mike is a proven leader, ready to take the reins of UPMC Mercy hospital and carry on its Catholic tradition,” said Leslie Davis, senior vice president, UPMC, and executive vice president and chief operating officer, Health Services Division. “It is testament to the depth of leadership acumen we have fostered at UPMC that we are able to fill critical positions like this from within our own institution.”
Mr. Grace will devote full attention to leadership of UPMC Mercy. Most recently, he served as vice president of operations at UPMC Shadyside, where he oversaw the daily operations for the 520-bed hospital.
“Mercy has a very rich history and a very bright future, and it is my honor and privilege to take on this responsibility and fulfill our unwavering commitment of providing world-class care in all of the communities we serve,” said Mr. Grace.
In his 14-year career with UPMC, Mr. Grace has held various positions, including as executive administrator of the Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatrics, the UPMC Cardiovascular Institute, and as administrative services and physician relations director for the UPMC Physician Services Division.
A graduate of Slippery Rock University with a degree in health care administration, he also earned a master’s degree in business administration from California University of Pennsylvania and he is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.