Jim Gebhart, FACHEMercy 4 Ubuzima Team Administrator
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska
Home Town: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter Drucker
Gebhart earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma Baptist University and a master’s degree from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management in health care administration. He is a member of the board of directors of Leadership Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Hospital Association, Oklahoma March of Dimes, Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, the State Chamber of Oklahoma and United Way of Oklahoma City. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Gebhart is the president of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City.
Why are you going on this trip to Rwanda?
I believe that Mercy can provide tools, knowledge and insight to assist the Rwanda people in making sustainable improvements in health care. I am personally motivated to do what I can, in Jesus’ name, to help others and believe this is very consistent with Mercy’s mission.
What are your favorite outside-of-work activities?
I love photography, travel, mountain biking and flying airplanes.