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Gospodarek named new president & CEO for St. Charles
Steven L. Mickus, president and chief executive officer of Mercy Health Partners, is pleased to announce that Bob Gospodarek has been named president and CEO for St. Charles Mercy Hospital and Carol Whittaker has been named senior vice president for Mercy Health Partners.

In his position, Gospodarek will be responsible for leading the hospital’s operations. Most recently, he served as the facility’s chief operating officer. Prior to joining St. Charles, Gospodarek served as president & CEO of Mercy Hospital of Willard.

“In the short time Bob has been apart of St. Charles, he has established a strong foundation to further build relationships with physicians and the community,” Mickus said. “His business acumen and strong relationship skills will enable him to continue the hospital’s efforts to establish physician partnerships and joint ventures, launch strategic growth initiatives, deliver excellent service and high quality healthcare, as well as advance the hospital’s role in the community.”

Whittaker has been a member of Mercy Health Partners for more than 30 years serving in various leadership roles, most recently as president and CEO of St. Charles. In her new role as senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Ms. Whittaker will provide strategic direction and coordination for nursing practice across the region to facilitate and support the delivery of care by furthering technology, programs, services and nursing research efforts with new developments in patient care. Additionally, she will oversee clinical quality in the acute care setting

Charity ride set
Team members at the Walgreen’s Distribution Center, located at 28727 Oregon Rd., will sponsor a Charity Ride “Poker Run” June 6 to benefit the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. The rain date is June 20.

All monies raised at the event will be matched by the Walgreens corporate office. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. A welcome and Highway Patrol Safe Ride presentation will be held at 9:45 a.m. Riders will depart at 10 a.m.

The 100-mile round-trip includes a route from the Distribution Center to Independence Dam and back. Other activities planned at the event include cornhole, hoops, horseshoes, washers, lunch and music.

The cost is $25 for drivers, $10 for passengers or $15 for passengers playing a poker hand. The entry fee includes a t-shirt, meal and prizes.

The registration fee deadline is May 29. For more information, call Irene Blue at 419-662-4062.

Walk for Kids & Families
Serenity Farm will hold the Second Annual 2K/5K Walk for Kids and Families May 30.

The event invites kids and families to walk for health.

Registration is $20, which includes a t-shirt. Register at or call 419-833-1308.

Pledge forms are available with registrations, if requested. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit children and families in therapeutic/educational programming at Serenity Farm.

Grand opening events
Dr. Millie’s Alternative Therapy and Anti-Aging Spa (MATAAS), located at 831 S. Wynn Rd., Oregon, will offer a number events in conjunction with the spa’s grand opening.

Anti-Aging Party will be held June 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A live Botox demonstration will be offered from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Discounts will be available for Botox and fillers purchased those days.

A free 60-minute presentation on the weight-loss/cleanse diet will be offered compliments of Standard Process’ dietary consultant June 17 at 6:30 p.m. Doors are open from 6 to 8 p.m. A 20 percent discount will be offered on supplements for the weight loss/cleanse diet. RSVP by calling 419-693-0793.

The spa also offers muscle compositioning for $1. Receive a printout showing percentage of lean body bass, lean body mass-to-fat ratio, weight of body fat and total body water.

The Sleep Disorders Center at St. Charles Mercy Hospital has received program reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

To receive five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts and physician training.




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