Paul C. Hiltz, FACHE, recently served as the President and CEO of Mercy Medical Center. Mr. Hiltz joined Mercy in July of 2017. Prior to this position, Mr. Hiltz was a Senior Executive with Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving in multiple capacities, including President and CEO of Mercy Hospital – Mt. Airy. He also served as President and CEO of the Springfield, Ohio Region, where he was responsible for two Acute Care Hospitals, two Skilled Nursing Facilities, and a Free-Standing Cancer Center.


Paul Hiltz Monthly Message - February 2020

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Paul Hiltz Monthly Message - December 2019

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Paul Hiltz Monthly Message - November 2019

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Paul Hiltz Monthly Message - October 2019

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Mr. Hiltz was responsible for implementing and heading Mercy Health’s Accountable Care Organization, Mercy Health Select, one of the top ACO’s in the United States. Mr. Hiltz is an accomplished strategist, who can translate vision and strategy into action. He builds high-performing teams of executives and motivates employees through strategic communication and transparency. 

By creating win/win relationships with communities and governments, his networking leads to the production of innovative new services and facilities. Mr. Hiltz is also a skilled financial manager, who reengineers operations and improves processes to yield outstanding financial results. He has a clear view of the future of healthcare and prepares his organization to thrive in that world.

Mr. Hiltz and his wife Kristen have four children and have been married for 24 years.


Bachelor of Science, Marketing / Communication Arts –
Xavier University – Cincinnati, Ohio
Master of Health and Hospital Administration –
Xavier University – Cincinnati, Ohio
Certificate of Completion
Institute for Healthcare Improvement – Improvement Capability, Patient Safety, Leadership, Person and Family-Centered Care, and Triple Aim for Populations – May 2017


Transformational Leadership
Building Cultures of Clinical Quality Programming Growth
Population Health Management
Joint Ventures / Business Partnerships
Mergers / Acquisitions / Affiliations
Physician Engagement / Alignment
Innovation / Change Management
Cost Reduction / Revenue Growth
Vision / Strategy / Action
Building High Performing Teams
Re-Engineering / Process Improvement

Professional and Community

Fellow – American College of Healthcare Executives
Member – Board of Directors, E.F. Hutton & Co. – June 2017
Member – Ohio Hospital Association, Health Planning Committee and Policy Advisory Committee
Member – Board of Directors – Springfield, Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Member (former President) – Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Hospital Planning and Marketing
Member – Healthcare CEO Roundtable – 2017 to present
Board Chair – Clermont Fund
Preceptor – Xavier University Graduate Program in Health and Hospital Administration
Mayor – City Councilman – City of Fort Wright, KN
Board Chair, Treasurer – Northern Kentucky Family Health (a federally qualified health care center)
Dean’s Advisory Board Member – Northern Kentucky University College of Informatics