An administrator for the Mercy health system has been named president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA).
Dr. David Barbe is currently vice president of regional operations for Mercy Springfield Communities. He oversees five regional, rural Mercy hospitals, 90 clinic practices and more than 200 physicians and advanced practitioners in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.
His selection by AMA members came earlier this week. Barbe will serve as president-elect through June 2017, after which he’ll assume the full role as president.