Mark Vorherr named CEO at Mayfield Brain & Spine
CINCINNATI – Mayfield Brain & Spine announced that Mark Vorherr has been named chief executive officer of the region's premier physician-owned neurosurgical practice.
Vorherr, 52, has worked for more than two decades in physician practice management with health care organizations. He is currently president and chief operating officer of the Mount Carmel Medical Group in Columbus, a part of the Mount Carmel Health System. Vorherr will assume executive oversight of Mayfield's four patient-care offices, partnerships with the region's leading health systems and support operations. He will start Monday, July 19.
Vorherr replaces Mark Farrington, who resigned as CEO in January. Chief Financial Officer Mike Radomski has served as interim CEO since then and will continue in the role until Vorherr arrives. He will retain his financial oversight responsibilities.
"We believe that Mark is the right leader to sustain our excellence in clinical care, research and education and steer our physician-owned practice through a challenging health care environment," said Dr. Andrew Ringer, one of 20 Mayfield neurosurgeons and chairman of Mayfield. "Mark has demonstrated his commitment to improving patient outcomes and promoting innovation, and his values align with the mission of Mayfield that has enabled us to flourish for more than 80 years. He is simply the right executive for Mayfield at this moment in our history."
At Mount Carmel, Vorherr oversaw a multi-specialty medical group with more than 300 clinicians. He previously had served in leadership roles at health systems in South Carolina and Missouri. From 2009-2013, he was vice president at Mercy Health – Cincinnati, responsible for strategy and business development for the Mercy Health Physicians network.
Vorherr said he is looking forward to working with Mayfield colleagues to expand research capabilities, improve patient outcomes through clinical innovation and evidence-based research, and ensure that every Mayfield patient has the access to care they need. He added that Mayfield also will continue to strengthen partnerships with the region's leading health systems to provide comprehensive access to the most advanced neurosurgical procedures at convenient locations.
"Mayfield has flourished for generations because the entire organization is focused on providing the best neurosurgical care to patients through clinical care, education and research," Vorherr said. "That mission today is stronger than ever. We are committed to leading through innovation and continuous improvement, all in the service of our patients. I feel privileged to be a steward of one of this region's indispensable organizations."
Mayfield is growing again in 2021 after a challenging year in 2020, due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patient visits, procedures and revenue all have increased this year, compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019.
About Mayfield Brain & Spine:
Mayfield Brain & Spine is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation's leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 30 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 25,000 patients from more than 30 states in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders.