Javon Bea is President and CEO of Mercy Health System, a large fully integrated health system in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois headquartered in Janesville, WI. Javon has more than 30 years experience in the national healthcare arena, having served at prestigious and well-respected medical centers throughout the country. A sought after speaker and consultant, Javon is renowned for his innovations in the areas of integrated health care delivery and physician partnership models. He has written extensively for national healthcare publications, as well as co-authored The Capitation Sourcebook: A Practical Guide to Managing At-Risk Arrangements, and recently published a book entitled - Journey to Excellence.
Javon’s experience implementing effective culture of excellence programs and innovative physician compensation models to foster system turnaround is unparalleled. Under Javon’s leadership, Mercy Health System pioneered a “partnership model” of compensation and designed a custom culture of excellence program that promotes both clinical and service quality initiatives as part of a decade-long commitment to system growth and turnaround.
Over the last 22 years, Mercy has grown from a single, stand-alone community hospital to a completely vertically integrated health system with 68 facilities in 26 communities across seven southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. In 1989, Mercy had no integrated physician partners. Today, nearly 400 multi-specialty physicians are completely integrated W2 partners. Mercy physicians participate in every aspect of the system's development, including our insurance products, which have more than 583 contracted practitioners in nine stateline counties. From preventative care to specialty care to after care, today Mercy Health System encompasses all aspects of the health care continuum. Over the past 22 years, gross revenue has grown from $33 million to over 1 billion.
Javon’s management and visionary leadership has lead Mercy to receive numerous national recognitions, including being named the first fully integrated health system to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2008; ranked #1 and #2 on AARP’s Top 100 Best Places to Work for Workers over 50; and ranked in the top 25 on the 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks list by Modern Healthcare magazine for over 10 years.
Javon Bea Recently Presented at Breakfast of Champions
University of Wisconsin-Rock County Foundation's Breakfast of Champions Javon R. Bea, President/CEO, Mercy Health System The Road to Mercy -- A Personal Journey
Doing the right thing has been Javon Bea's goal since he left the seminary in the 1970s. In this video, President and CEO of Mercy Health System Javon Bea talks about his journey from childhood through his arrival to Janesville and transforming Mercy Hospital into Mercy Health System that today includes three hospitals with dozens of specialists, 68 medical centers, home health and hospice services, and an insurance company.