Trena Stocker, New President of Mercy Health and Marcum & Wallace Hospital

Irvine, KY (April 22, 2019) – Trena Stocker has been selected as the new president of Mercy Health – Marcum and Wallace Hospital effective April 28. Stocker has served as the hospital’s chief nursing executive for the past five years.

“I am honored to have been selected as president of Marcum and Wallace Hospital and look forward to the opportunity to continue serving the region and our patients,” Stocker said. “I appreciate the faith the board of directors, the leadership team and our employees are placing in me to continue the legacy of Marcum and Wallace and to build upon the efforts of outgoing president Susan Starling. I thank Susan for her friendship and support of me and all she has achieved during her amazing career with this organization.”  Stocker replaces Starling, who is retiring after nearly 28 years with Mercy Health – Marcum and Wallace Hospital.

Stocker brings to her new role nearly 20 years of healthcare leadership and clinical experience. Prior to joining Mercy Health, Stocker served as a nurse clinician at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Lexington and previously was the chief nursing/operating officer at Select Medical Corporation, where she oversaw strategic planning, facility operations, human resources, financial, marketing and clinical management of the company’s 41-bed long term acute care hospital in Lexington.

A Navy veteran, Stocker will soon complete a master’s program in business administration after previously earning master’s degrees in both nursing and healthcare administration. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala.

The search for Mercy Health – Marcum and Wallace Hospital’s new leader was led by Mercy Health – Kentucky Region CEO Michael Yungmann and Mercy Health’s executive talent team, with assistance from the Mercy Health – Marcum and Wallace Hospital Board of Directors and its medical staff. “I’m confident we’ve selected a strong leader to guide Marcum and Wallace into the future,” said Yungmann. “Trena’s track record speaks to her love of this community and I expect she will continue to add notable achievements as Marcum and Wallace’s new leader. I am confident Marcum and Wallace Hospital will continue to make a difference in the communities we serve. Trena is the right person to continue the development of our eastern Kentucky care network that is improving health in these communities.”

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