Ted Townsend is the President and CEO of UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is also currently serving as a Senior Vice President of the Iowa Health System. Ted has been with St. Luke’s since June of 2002. Prior to coming to Cedar Rapids he was Senior Vice President, Operations for Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania.
Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Western Michigan University and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. Ted is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Ted is involved with many local, state and national organizations including the Iowa Hospital Association Board, Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center Board, Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Board, Health Enterprises of Iowa Board, US Bank Board, Metro Economic Alliance Board, National Czech and Slovak Museum Board, and Surgery Center Cedar Rapids Board. Ted is also on the Boards of Trustees for Waypoint, United Way, and Big Brothers & Big Sisters.