President / Mercy Executive Vice President & Chief Operating OfficerMike McCurry has served the Mercy health ministry since 1988. Since 2009, he has been executive vice president and chief operating officer. He added the concurrent position of President of St. Anthony's in June 2017. Previously, he concurrently served as president of Mercy Hospital St. Louis from 2010 to 2011 and also as regional president of Mercy’s East Communities from 2010 to March 2012. Prior to that, he served as vice president/chief information officer and as president of Mercy’s supply chain operating division, Resource Optimization and Innovation (ROi). Mike began his career with Mercy in Springfield, Mo., and served in various operational roles for 12 years.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southwest Missouri State University.
Mercy Executive Vice President of Operations
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hoefer joined St. Anthony's in 2015 after serving as the Chief Operating Officer at Saint Louis University Hospital. His primary goals include ensuring clinicians, staff, and patients have a safe clinical environment; developing and maintaining systems to ensure patients receive high quality services; and working with hospital leadership to maintain a work environment that current and prospective employees and physicians enjoy, and that allows physicians, nurses, and other clinicians to provide cutting edge services to our extended community. His previous experience includes being President of St. Clare Health Center, Executive Leader for Neurosciences for SSM St. Louis, and Vice President of Operations at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Washington University School of Medicine.
Rajesh Swaminathan, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Russ Schroeder, MS, BSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Russ Schroeder has more than 20 years of nursing experience from bedside nurse in critical care and emergency medicine through various nursing leadership roles to his current position of Chief Nursing Officer. He is an engaged leader who adds to St. Anthony’s years of experience with patient safety, care management, critical care and emergency medicine. He joined St. Anthony’s in August 2016 after serving as Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Louis University Hospital, where under his leadership, the hospital’s safety culture improved and the nursing residency program grew. Schroeder earned his Master of Science, Health Care Administration from Lindenwood University and earned his Bachelor of Science Nursing from McKendree University.
Chief Financial Officer, Mercy East Communities
Christopher Bowe, MD
President of St. Anthony's Physician Organization (SAPO)
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Dr. Bowe completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. He joined St. Anthony’s medical staff in 1999, and has been involved in numerous care management and quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Bowe has been named a Gold Level Quality Partner by Primaris, the federally designated Medical Quality Improvement Organization for Missouri.