Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice partners with an energetic, patient-focused medical team which represents the most extensive experience in hospice and palliative care in Ohio. Our innovative physicians serve as collaborators and consultants to hundreds of other physicians serving patients in our area. In addition, they provide medical expertise that personally addresses the needs of hospice patients.
Kevin Ahern, MD
Dr. Ahern serves as medical director of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. Before becoming the medical director, Dr. Ahern served at Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, where he led the care teams in Springfield and Urbana and followed hospital-based general inpatient patients at Springfield Regional Medical Center. He also was the physician for the Northeast Coming Home Team for Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton and the Springfield and Urbana teams. Dr. Ahern began his family practice residency in 1988 after graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to his hospice certification, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. His past roles include serving in emergency medicine and family practice. He also served as a hospitalist. He became the medical director of Community Mercy Hospice in 2013. When Community Mercy Hospice affiliated with Ohio’s Hospice in 2016, becoming Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, Dr. Ahern joined our organization. He also served as chief of staff at Springfield Regional Medical Center (2014-2017).
Amy Mestemaker, MD
Dr. Mestemaker is a graduate of the University of Dayton and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Prior to joining the Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton staff, she served as associate medical director of Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio.