Mike Hyek – President, Morrow County Hospital

Mike Hyek was formerly senior director of Service Lines Prevention and Wellness at the OhioHealth McConnell Heart & Health Center in Columbus. He has been with OhioHealth for 17 years. He has a long history of managing outpatient health facilities with a specific focus on wellness and disease prevention. Mike has served as a university-level professor teaching research, owned a personal training business and managed Cardiac Rehab programs.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Chemistry from Texas Lutheran University and a doctorate degree in Pharmacology from the University of Houston.

Mike grew up in a small Texas town called Edna, population 6,000, and moved to Ohio in 2000. He is really looking forward to engaging with the Morrow County community as he supports the hospital’s mission of improving the health of those we serve.

Mike enjoys working out, home improvement projects, boating and traveling. He is married and has two children.

Jessica Schwartz – Director of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer

Jessica Schwartz, BSN, RN serves as director of Nursing/chief nursing officer at Morrow County Hospital. She began her career there 11 years ago as a staff nurse at both Morrow County Hospital as well as OhioHealth Marion General Hospital. In her role, she serves on the executive leadership team and oversees the day-to-day Nursing operations at the hospital.

She brings a wealth of experience to her role having served in a number of clinical positions including interim Emergency Department manager, Acute Care manager and Infection Prevention manager. She also led through the COVID pandemic which included overseeing the implementation of COVID vaccines and MAB infusions at Morrow County Hospital.

Jessica received her BSN degree from Ashland University. She currently serves on the Marion Technical College (MTC) Advisory Board as well as the Morrow County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

She resides in Marion, Ohio, with her husband and three children.

Jason Gates – Director of Finance/Controller

Jason Gates began his career in financial banking, but after almost a decade of service, switched his focus to the non-profit healthcare sector. Jason has spent the past 13 years providing fiscal oversight for the Cleveland Clinic and OhioHealth. Most recently, he was the Manager of Hospital Support for Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals where he partnered with clinical and non-clinical operations departments to establish financial accountability and improved performance.

Jason oversees finance, revenue cycle, and materials management departments at Morrow County Hospital. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Professional Masters of Business Administration from Ohio University College of Business.

Jason coaches his son’s U13 soccer team and enjoys attending his daughter’s soccer games. He is married and has two children, ages 14 and 12.