Eric Ammons, president of Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Mo., began his health care career as a physical therapist and served in leadership positions at Mercy’s hospitals in Fort Scott and Independence, Kansas, for more than two decades, before joining Mercy Jefferson in May 2013.
Ammons has a bachelor’s degree in biology from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan., and a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. He and his wife, Chris are parents of two adult children.
Ammons joined the Fort Scott hospital in 1987 as director of rehabilitation, and held leadership roles as director of corporate rehab, vice president of customer service, and vice president of human resources and outreach, covering both Fort Scott and Independence. He served as president of Mercy Hospital Independence from 2009 through May 2013.