UnityPoint Health Chief Analytics Officer Named 2017 "Up and Comer"

Betsy Davis from UnityPoint Health

UnityPoint Health Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer, Betsy McVay, is among Modern Healthcare’s 2017 class of Up and Comers. Modern Healthcare, the touted leader in health care business news, research and data, annually honors emerging leaders all age 40 or under, who have made significant contributions in the areas of health care administration, management or policy early in their careers.

“This year’s class of up and comers exemplifies the spirit of innovation and the dedication to mission that makes health care the most exciting industry for young professionals,” says Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “Every single one of our nominees has made incredible strides in the provider, payer and entrepreneurial space.”

McVay’s passion for health care started with her desire to utilize her strength of working with math and numbers in a field where she could help people and improve access to care. McVay leads a team of 70, and her work touches every part of UnityPoint Health, from patient experience to human resources.

 McVay’s team is wrapping its hands around mastering the use of both descriptive and advanced analytics, which has helped position UnityPoint Health in its effort to become a top-decile performer in key performance measures.

“We really see our goal as enabling and pushing change for the organization,” says McVay. “We are using data and information to think differently. We spend a lot of time with clinicians and business owners asking, ‘What problem do you need solved?’ I want to know the problem and the challenges and how analytics can assist their teams to tackle them.”

“With Betsy’s leadership, we truly are using data to save lives,” says Kevin Vermeer, UnityPoint Health President & CEO. “Betsy is a great leader at UnityPoint Health, and deserving of this honor.”

This year’s 15 honorees are profiled in the October 16 issue of Modern Healthcare and online. Nominations for the program, now in its 29th year, opened in early June and closed in mid-August. The number of submissions more than doubled from the previous year.


Other UnityPoint Health Awards:

UnityPoint Health Named 2017 Most Wired Advanced


UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home CEO Recognized as a Top Physician Leader

U.S. News & World Report names UnityPoint Health® - St. Luke's Hospital among the best in Iowa