Hospital CEO to retire

Dale Thornton, rural division chief executive officer and president of Mercy Tiffin Hospital, is retiring effective June 1, according to a release. He has been part of the Mercy team for more than 15 years, all of which were spent in senior leadership roles at Mercy Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Willard Hospital in the rural division.

Thornton’s accomplishments include completion of new hospital facilities in Tiffin and Willard, the creation of the rural division and its shared management structure, growth in the employed physician network, creation of a cardiac catheterization lab in Tiffin and a number of joint ventures with physicians such as the ambulatory surgery center in Tiffin.