Mercy Health has named John Foss, PA-C, as the new Vice President of Operations for the Lakeshore Campus in Shelby, MI. Foss brings more than 26 years of health care experience, 24 of which include leadership roles within Mercy Health, most currently as Director of Advanced Practice Professionals and Specialty Practices.
“His longevity with the organization and knowledge of the entire health care delivery system will be a great fit for the Lakeshore community,” said Gary Allore, president for Mercy Health Muskegon. “I am confident that John will be the strategic leader that will help our Lakeshore Campus continue to grow and support Oceana, Newaygo and Mason Counties.”
From 1987 to 1989, Foss served in the United States Army as a combat medic squad leader, providing medical support for U.S. Army soldiers in Fort Benning, Georgia. He earned his Bachelor of Science as a Physician Assistant (PA) in 1992 from the Medical College of Georgia, where he worked as an Infectious Disease PA for two years, and went on to join the Mercy Hospital Hospitalist Group in 1994.
Foss is a collaborator and team builder who has a proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with key health system leaders. His strategic influence has positively impacted the health system’s ambulatory and hospital-based patient care. Recently, he designed and implemented the Mercy Transitions of Care Team, launched the Pelvic Medicine service in Muskegon and expanded the hospitalist group to Lakeshore Campus.
“I am excited to be part of such a strong team that has a history of providing great care to their patients,” said Foss. “I look forward to working together to create even more opportunities for high-quality health care at the Lakeshore Campus.”
Foss is a member of the Mercy Health Physicians Partners board and Primary Care Network Executive Council. He resides in Norton Shores with his wife, Lisa and four children.