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Mercy makes changes at top
Andrea Price, president and CEO at Mercy, has announced a number of staff additions. They are:

Imran Andrabi, M.D. has been named senior vice president and chief physician executive officer. Dr. Andrabi has spent 20 years in the Mercy system, most recently as president and CEO at Mercy St. Vincent. In his new position, he will work with physicians across the region to forge new partnerships.

Dr. Andrabi once served as CEO of Mercy St. Charles in Oregon.

Kevin Cook has been named to replace Dr. Andrabi at St. Vincent. He will serve as CEO of Mercy’s four Toledo area hospitals and numerous ambulatory centers. Cook joined Mercy in May after serving as president and CEO of the Northeastern Pennsylvania region of Catholic Health Partners.

Thomas Arquilla joins the system as a senior vice president, business development and strategy. Prior to joining Mercy, he served as vice president of physician support services at Premier Health Partners in Dayton, a four-hospital system.

Bradley Bertke has been named president and CEO of Mercy St. Anne. Prior to joining Mercy in June, he was CEO of Mercy Hospital Clermont, a 160-bed acute care hospital in Batavia, Ohio.

Opportunity knocks
Kevin Kwiatkowski has joined GenoaBank as a financial consultant. He will work out of the Oregon branch office.

Kevin Kwiatkowski

Kwiatkowski, an Oregon resident, has 34 years experience in the banking profession. He is on the boards at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital, the NW Chapter of the Red Cross and the Art Commission of Greater Toledo.  He is also a Founding Member of the Black Swamp Hosta and Day Lily Society and is an avid volunteer at Pearson Park.

Gold stars
Ted Jenkins, a board member for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, has been honored by LeadingAge as one of its 50 outstanding seniors in the nation.

LeadingAge is a national association of 5,600 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to advancing policies, promoting practices and conducting research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

LeadingAge received a response of more than 400 nominations for this honor and selected 50 of the most powerful stories that were featured last week in a walk-through, multi-media exhibit at the 2011 LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Jenkins' story will be celebrated in front of 10,000 international attendees.

Jenkins' service to OPRS spans three decades. As a resident of Swan Creek Retirement Village, the OPRS Community in Toledo, Jenkins served on the Swan Creek Board, was the Honorary Co-Chair of Swan Creek's Capital Campaign and is Past Chair of the OPRS Board of Directors. Currently, Jenkins is chair of the Human Resources Committee of the OPRS Board.

Ted Jenkins

Jenkins is a retired human resources executive of Libbey-Owens-Ford Co. with 35 years of service. He is a Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II. In 1988, he retired from the Marine Corps Reserves as Colonel. In 2009, Ted was inducted into the Ohio Veteran's Hall of Fame. He has also served on the Board of Mercy Health Partners and is currently Chairman Emeritus of its Board. 


Jeanie Giesler of Diversified Insurance Service of Elmore was honored by the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Ohio as its Chairperson of the Year for her exemplary service of the internship committee.

As chair and a member of the committee for six years, she has recruited, hired, mentored and placed interns throughout the industry.

The organization represents 1,200 independent agencies.


Neiman Odeh, D.O., a family physician with Genoa Medical Center, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Physicians, the national medical association that represents 100,300 family physicians, residents and medical students.

The honor is bestowed upon physicians who have undertaken extensive continuing medical education, participated in public service programs and conducted original research.

Hal P. Munger, a Toledo architect, has been honored with The Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects. The award is given for outstanding service to the profession and to the organization.

Hal P. Munger

Munger has served the organization in a number of positions including treasurer, vice president, president and past president.

His firm has designed a number of local building including the Oregon and Oak Harbor libraries and Lake, Penta and Eastwood schools.

At the clubs
Christine Brennan, an award winning USA Today sports columnist, best selling author and commentator for ABC News, ESPN, NPR and Fox Sports Radio, will speak to the members of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce on Monday, November 7, 11:30 a.m. at The Toledo Club, 235 14th Street in downtown Toledo.

Brennan, a Toledo native, has covered 14 consecutive Olympic Games, summer and winter. She is the nation's most widely read female sports columnist. She was the first woman to cover the Washington Redskins as a staff writer at The Washington Post (1985). 

Brennan, a 1976 graduate of Ottawa Hills High School, is a member of the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement.

Tickets for the luncheon are $25 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. Call Sarah at 419-693-5580 or email her at

The right thing
The staff at Elmore Chiropractic participated in the Oak Harbor Apple Festival and raised $400 for Habitat for Humanity.

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