Mercy Catholic Medical Center Announces Chris Cullom as New President
Mercy Catholic Medical Center, part of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, has named Christopher Cullom, MBA, MSHA, FACHE, as president, effective August 12. In this role, he will oversee operations at Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Fitzgerald Campus and Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Philadelphia Campus. He will succeed current president Sue Cusack, who is retiring after 12 years with Mercy.
“I’m delighted to welcome Chris Cullom as Mercy Catholic Medical Center’s new president,” said James L. Woodward, President and CEO of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic. “His experience, enthusiasm and leadership will further establish Mercy Catholic Medical Center as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within the community.”
Before joining Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Cullom served as assistant executive director at the University of Pennsylvania Health System/Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania overseeing a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical departments.
“It’s a great honor to be named as the president of Mercy Catholic Medical Center and to join the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic team,” said Cullom. “I look forward to continuing Mercy Catholic Medical Center’s long legacy as a community leader in high-quality, patient-centered care.”
A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Cullom received his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since then, he has held management positions in a variety of not-for-profit and for-profit facilities of varying size and complexity, including Tenet Healthcare and University of Florida Health.
In his new role, Cullom will report directly to James L. Woodward, President and CEO of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic.