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Native Idahoan Dr. Michael Mercy Joins Pacificsource Health Plans as Medical Director for Idaho and Montana Health Services

Michael Mercy(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.)—PacificSource Health Plans has hired Michael Mercy, M.D., MBA, a native Idahoan and practicing Boise Emergency Physician with nearly 20 years of experience, as Medical Director for Idaho and Montana health services.

In this role, Dr. Mercy will be responsible for oversight, clinical safety, quality, and member experience for PacificSource’s health services departments in Idaho and Montana.

“Dr. Mercy has earned a reputation as a visionary physician in his field and has been nationally recognized for his work in the field of emergency medicine,” said Dr. Tom Ewing, Chief Medical Officer for PacificSource Health Plans. “He will be a strong contributor to PacificSource in his leadership role within health services, particularly in his oversight of the Idaho and Montana markets.”

Prior to joining PacificSource, Dr. Mercy served as the Chief Medical Officer for Initiatives Healthcare, and currently works as an attending physician at three Idaho medical centers. Dr. Mercy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College in Portland, Ore., an M.B.A. from Boise State University, and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 

Dr. Mercy is a board certified Emergency Physician, founding member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and serves on the Boards of Reed College and the Lewis & Clark District of the American Red Cross. In his free time, Dr. Mercy enjoys bicycle racing, skiing, SCUBA diving, and traveling. About

PacificSource Health Plans:

Ranked “Highest in Member Satisfaction Among Commercial Health Plans in the Northwest” by J.D. Power and Associates in 2013, PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Eugene, Oregon, with local offices throughout Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs 700 people, serves more than 300,000 individuals, and has 6,200 employer clients throughout the Northwest. PacificSource Community Health Plans, Inc. is a subsidiary of PacificSource Health Plans and markets Medicare Advantage products under the name PacificSource Medicare. For more information visit

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Last updated 7/5/2013