New President For OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals

OhioHealth recently announced a change in executive leadership at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital.


Jean Halpin, president of both hospitals, will take on a new role as vice president of Customer Experience, Ease and Access for the OhioHealth system later this fall.


Vinson Yates, a veteran OhioHealth leader who currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer for OhioHealth, will assume the role of president of Mansfield Hospital and Shelby Hospital following Halpin’s departure.


Halpin became president of both hospitals in March 2014 shortly after MedCentral Health System joined OhioHealth. Under her leadership, significant investments have been made to improve the quality, service and access to care in north central Ohio:

+      Invested $146 million in capital improvements, including advanced technology, in OhioHealth care sites in Richland and Ashland counties

+      Opened the $80 million Medical Offices at Mansfield Hospital, the single largest investment in Richland County in more than 20 years

+      Opened the $5.3 million OhioHealth Emergency Care – Ontario, the first stand-alone emergency care facility in the region

+      Reduced median patient wait time to see a physician in the Mansfield Hospital emergency department to 10 minutes

+      Significantly improved patient satisfaction scores at both Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals


“It has been a pleasure to serve this community the last four years,” said Halpin. “Our teams have experienced significant change as we integrated Mansfield and Shelby hospitals to OhioHealth. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together and am comforted that a veteran leader like Vinson is stepping in to lead Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals into the future.”


Yates has served in various leadership roles during his 30 year career at OhioHealth. Prior to his current role, Yates served as president of OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus from 2010 to 2013 where he worked with associates, physicians and leadership to develop a culture of collaboration and excellence. Before becoming president of Grant, he served in a number of leadership roles in finance including vice president of finance at both OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.


“When it became clear that Jean would be taking on a new system role, I eagerly raised my hand at the opportunity to lead Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals,” said Yates. “As I look back on my career, my greatest passion has been in the hospital, working shoulder to shoulder with our clinicians, physicians and the community to provide the best possible experience and outcomes for our patients. Jean has done an incredible job of positioning our hospitals for success in the future and I am grateful for the strong foundation she has built.” 


Halpin and Yates will work closely together during the next few months as they transition into their new respective roles.


About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.


Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 12 years in a row, 2007-2018.


Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 29,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 10 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.


OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at

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