Merri Murphy is a results oriented healthcare executive with 30+ years of progressively responsible experience in management, operations, strategic planning and financial oversight. Merri has proven experience in physician integration, medical practice start up and practice operations, internal auditing, quality control and business operations for large multi-specialty physician groups.

Merri joined CHRISTUS in 2013, and held the position of VP of Physician Practice Operations and Ambulatory Services for CHRISTUS Physician Group Northeast Regions before joining CHRISTUS St. Vincent in April of 2016 as Chief Operating officer for the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Medical Group. Prior to joining CHRISTUS Physician Group, Merri was the Executive Director for a large Catholic Healthcare System in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 17 years where she facilitated significant program development and successfully supported 375 multi-specialty physicians.

Merri’s educational background is in Healthcare Administration and Technical Writing. She is an active member with MGMA and AMGA and currently pursuing the ACMPE board certification. Merri has previously been active with MGMA and the Integrated Delivery System as a speaker focusing on physician integration, startups and practice operations.

A native of northeast Oklahoma, Merri is married to her husband, Tim of 35 years and has 3 children. Merri is an avid college football fan and enjoys traveling and camping. Merri is a strategic conceptual thinker with a proven ability to increase efficiencies while improving practice performance, physician relationships and staff morale.