Michael Bezney, Chief Legal Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

Michael Bezney

Chief Legal Officer


Michael Bezney is the chief legal officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, a provider of health care solutions and services and one of the largest health systems in the U.S. and Ireland. He is accountable for ministry-wide legal operations, as well as governance, foundation, risk, internal audit and advocacy functions.

Bezney joined Mercy Health in 2002 as senior vice president and general counsel, and most recently served as Mercy Health’s chief legal officer.

Previously, Bezney served as vice president and associate general counsel for Advocate Health Care, the largest nonprofit system in metropolitan Chicago. Before joining Advocate in 1996, he was a partner in the health care law department of McDermott, Will & Emery, a Chicago-based law firm. He also served as an associate in corporate law with the Dallas, Texas-based firm of Johnson & Gibbs.

Bezney earned his Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas.