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About Fisher-Titus

Our Fisher-Titus health system proudly serves the greater Huron County area’s 70,000-plus residents by providing a full continuum of health and wellness care.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center, a 99- bed acute care hospital; Norwalk Memorial Home, a 69-bed skilled nursing facility; Carriage House, a 48-unit assisted living facility; a Home Health Center; emergency transport through North Central EMS; and outpatient services, including lab services, imaging and physical rehabilitation.

Our Staff, Employees, and Community

Fisher-Titus has 1,300 employees, over 200 active medical staff members representing 35 medical specialties, and an amazing network of 175 volunteers that help keep our patient and visitor experiences enjoyable.

As a not-for-profit health system, year after year we reinvest a significant portion of our earnings into programs that improve the health and wellness of the communities we serve.

Our History

Although "Fisher-Titus" made its debut in 1957, the Medical Center's proud history dates back to 1916 when the 38-bed Norwalk Memorial Hospital (NMH) opened its doors at 269 West Main Street. The first facility was constructed thanks to the vision and generosity of local citizens, businesses and organizations that purchased "subscriptions" totaling $27,000 to build a community hospital for Norwalk and Huron County.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center's rich tradition of providing the community with high-quality health care continued in 1957 when Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital opened at 272 Benedict Ave. in Norwalk, Ohio.

OUR MISSION
Provide safe, quality health care in a cost effective manner while respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each individual we serve.
OUR VISION
Enhance the quality of life and safety of each person we serve.

Awards & Accreditations

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Reports to the Community

Fisher-Titus Medical Center has been sharing our Report to Our Community for over a decade, and is now working together with hospitals to follow national-accepted guidelines to standardize the reporting of community benefits.
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Our Executive Team

Brent Burkey, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer
Miriam Batke, SPHR, SHRM-SPC
Chief Human Resources Officer
Katie Chieda, MSN/MBA, RN, CENP
Chief Nursing Officer
Scott Endsley, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Sharon Harwood
Chief Compliance Officer
Matt Mattner
Chief Operations Officer
Gary Moorman, DO
Chief Medical Officer
Linda Stevenson, MBA, PMP, ERYT
Chief Information Officer
Brent Burkey, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer

Brent Burkey, MD is the President & CEO of Fisher-Titus. As President & CEO, Dr. Burkey is responsible for the growth and sustainability of a vast network of entities that includes a medical center, skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, home health center, emergency transport, outpatient services, an employed physician group, and ambulatory locations throughout north central Ohio. Dr. Burkey is also a member of the medical staff at Fisher-Titus where he provides patient care as a hospitalist.

Prior to joining Fisher-Titus, Dr. Burkey worked at the Cleveland Clinic as a hospitalist beginning in 2004 and continued in practice during his 14-year tenure. At the Clinic, he held numerous leadership posts including Associate Chief Quality Officer; Associate Director of Regional Operations; Chief Medical Officer at both Avon and Fairview Hospitals; Medical Director, Clinical Systems Office; and Section Head, Hospital Medicine at Fairview Hospital.

A native of Dover, Pennsylvania, Dr. Burkey earned a doctor of medicine degree in 2001 and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in 1997, both from MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He completed a residency in internal medicine and international health at MetroHealth Medical Center / Case Western Reserve University in 2004. In 2009, he earned a master’s in business administration from Monte Ahuja School of Business, Cleveland State University.

Miriam Batke, SPHR, SHRM-SPC
Chief Human Resources Officer

Miriam Batke is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Fisher-Titus. She joined Fisher-Titus on an interim basis in October 2019 before accepting a permanent position in February 2020. She is responsible for Human Resources across the Fisher-Titus Health system serving over 1,300 employees.

Miriam has 25 years of diverse human resources experience and extensive knowledge in the field. Most recently, she worked as a Senior Consultant with Findley. Prior to that, she was Director of Human Resources at Wood County Hospital, a non-profit community hospital. She also spent 10 years in corporate and operational human resource leadership roles with Aeroquip-Vickers, a global manufacturing company.

A graduate of Bowling Green State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Miriam obtained her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 2011 and her Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) in 2015.

Miriam is married and has two adult sons, a cat, and a special needs dog. In her free time, she enjoys biking, listening to music, and reading cookbooks.

Katie Chieda, MSN/MBA, RN, CENP
Chief Nursing Officer

Katie Chieda, BSN, MSN/MBA, RN is the Chief Nursing Officer at Fisher-Titus. She joined Fisher-Titus in 2013 as the Neuroscience Service Line Manager. She was named Director of Nursing Services in 2015 before becoming Chief Nursing Officer in 2016.

As Chief Nursing Officer, Katie oversees many aspects of nursing care across the health system including nursing services at Fisher-Titus Medical Center; Ancillary Services such as laboratory, imaging, and rehabilitation; surgical services, and ambulatory nursing.

Prior to joining Fisher-Titus, Katie served in many nursing leadership roles including Clinical Nurse Manager, Progressive and Critical Care Units at Mercy St. Charles Hospital; Clinical Nurse Manager, Medical/Surgical/Neuro/Trauma ICU at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital; and Assistant Nurse Manager, Neuro ICU at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Katie began her health care career in 2007 as a staff nurse at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Katie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration Healthcare Management from University of Phoenix.

Katie has three children and enjoys boating and traveling with her family. She also serves on the Huron County Mental Health and Addiction Services Board as Board Chair.

Scott Endsley, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Scott Endsley, MBA is the Chief Financial Officer at Fisher-Titus. He joined Fisher-Titus in 2000 as a financial analyst and was named Manager, Decision Support in 2007.

In 2014, Scott joined Ascension Health System. While at Ascension, Scott held multiple leadership positions including Director, Finance and Senior Director, Finance for a multi-hospital system including a 475 bed facility located in Evansville, IN. He was responsible for system accounting, finance, decision support while working closely with system level resources in support of revenue cycle.

In August 2016, he returned to Fisher Titus as Vice President, Finance and became CFO in 2018. As Chief Financial Officer, Scott oversees all financial aspects of the system including finance, accounting and revenue cycle for the medical center and related system entities.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Mount Union. He later went on to receive his Master of Science in Business Administration from Ashland University.

Scott and his wife, Jaime, have three children and live in Sandusky. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and watching his kids participate in their various activities. He is also active with Norwalk Catholic Schools as a 6th grade basketball coach and is a licensed basketball official with the OHSAA.

Sharon Harwood
Chief Compliance Officer

Sharon Harwood is the Chief Compliance Officer for Fisher-Titus. She joined Fisher-Titus in 1989 as risk manager and progressively assumed further responsibility to be named Chief Compliance Officer/In-House Counsel in 2018.

She maintains licensure in Ohio as a registered nurse and attorney.  She has served on various state and community boards including the Ohio Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility, past president of the Ohio Society of Healthcare Risk Managers and Hospital Attorneys and public service on Norwalk City Council. 

Mrs. Harwood graduated cum laude from the University of Toledo and received her juris doctorate in law from the Toledo College of Law in 1985.  She enjoys travel, boating, and family events.

Matt Mattner
Chief Operations Officer

Matthew Mattner is the Chief Operating Officer at Fisher-Titus. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for overseeing Patient Support Services including Nutrition Services, Environmental Services, and Safety Services; Facilities and Real Estate; Business Development; Ambulatory Operations including Primary Care and Specialty Care practices; and North Central EMS.

Matt has 30 years of progressive leadership in both the military and private sector including 10 years leading health care operations. Prior to joining Fisher-Titus in 2019, Matt served as Chief Operating Officer at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital. He also served as Chief Executive Officer/Commander of the US Army, Fort Drum Medical Department Activity, New York.

During his 27-year Army career, Matt served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief of Staff at the US Army V Corps Headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany; Deputy Chief Operating Officer for NATO ISAF Joint Command Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan; and Executive Director of Medical Operations, US Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. Early in his service, he held several positions in the US Army Medical Battalion in Korea, including Commander of the Air Ambulance Medical Company.

Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater before going on to earn his Master of Science in Aviation Safety from University of Central Missouri. He grew up in a dairy farming community in central Wisconsin. Matt and his wife, Jennifer, have two children. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors.

Gary Moorman, DO
Chief Medical Officer

Gary Moorman, DO is the Chief Medical Officer at Fisher-Titus. Dr. Moorman returned to Fisher-Titus in 2019 after having previously served as Vice President for Medical Affairs from 2011 to 2013. He was the first person to serve in this role and was the first physician to be part of the senior leadership for Fisher-Titus.

Dr. Moorman has extensive health care management experience including as Vice President of Medical Affairs at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital before joining Fisher-Titus. Dr. Moorman earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville Missouri.

In his free time, Dr. Moorman is an avid Lake Erie boater and enjoys gardening. He and his wife, Rebecca, enjoy spending time with their four grandchildren.

Linda Stevenson, MBA, PMP, ERYT
Chief Information Officer

Linda Stevenson is the Chief Information Officer at Fisher-Titus. With over 30 years in health care, Linda has had the opportunity to support all areas of the hospital, from clinical areas to revenue cycle. Throughout her career, she has lead teams at many Cleveland area hospitals, including The Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Southwest General and most recently worked for The Cerner Corporation.

Much of her experience was in managing major hospital initiatives including HIPAA, Data Security and Privacy, Meaningful Use, and electronic medical record implementations, among others.

Linda received her Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State university, is a Project Management Professional, was nominated for the OHA Healthcare Worker of the Year award, and was awarded a CHIME Healthcare CIO Bootcamp scholarship.

In her spare time, Linda is an experienced yoga teacher, Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, Cancer Exercise Specialist, and a health advocate for everyone she meets. Linda is the former owner of Zen Yoga Studio in Brunswick, Ohio, where she still teaches classes, leads workshops, and helps others find better health and happiness in their lives.

Our Board Members

Dennis Doughty
Chairman
Perry Dryden
Vice Chairman
Dennis Camp
Treasurer
Julie Roberts, DDS
Secretary
Matthew Gross
Board Member
Mark Coriell
Board Member
Susan Hazel
Board Member
Jeffery Huber
Board Member
John Hughes, MD
Board Member
John Lendrum
Board Member
Nicholas Liben, Jr., DO
Board Member
Jonathan Zahler, DO
Board Member
Dennis Doughty
Chairman
Perry Dryden
Vice Chairman
Dennis Camp
Treasurer
Julie Roberts, DDS
Secretary
Matthew Gross
Board Member
Mark Coriell
Board Member
Susan Hazel
Board Member
Jeffery Huber
Board Member
John Hughes, MD
Board Member
John Lendrum
Board Member
Nicholas Liben, Jr., DO
Board Member
Jonathan Zahler, DO
Board Member