Dr. Ronald Iverson Presented with Dr. John Finley Award
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Dr. Ronald Iverson Presented with Dr. John Finley Award

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On March 29, in celebration of Doctors’ Day, David Brandon, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, presented Ronald Iverson, M.D. with the Dr. John Finley Excellence in Medicine Award. 

The excellence in medicine award was created to recognize overall excellence in medical care by a physician who embodies the mission, vision and values of Finley Hospital as selected by their physician, board and hospital colleagues.

Dr. Iverson specializes in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Dubuque Internal Medicine and has a long history with Finley, serving as the medical director for the Kehl Diabetes Center for 20 years.

“We have an exceptional care team at Finley, which makes it a difficult task to select just one individual to receive this award,” said Brandon. “Here at Finley, we pride ourselves on the impressive number of physicians who personify our mission, vision, and values on a daily basis – again, making the task of selecting only one award recipient very difficult year after year. However, the nomination for Dr. Iverson provides explicit examples of how he truly embodies Finley’s mission, vision and values.”

During the award presentation, Michele Malone, manager of Finley’s Babka Wellness Center and Kehl Diabetes Center, spoke to Dr. Iverson’s dedication to the Kehl Diabetes Center staff and most importantly his patients. “Although Dr. Iverson stays busy researching evidenced based practices and sharing his expertise with the Dubuque community, he always takes the time to remember details about his patients and colleagues to make them feel comfortable in subsequent meetings,” explained Malone.

Other members of the Kehl Diabetes Center staff spoke to Dr. Iverson’s patience, leadership, knowledge and community involvement.

Brandon added, “Dr. Iverson continuously raises the level of care provided in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, making it a priority to provide the best coordinated care for every patient, every time. He respectfully interacts with the team, gives his patients the best experience, and is a truly exceptional doctor. Dr. Iverson is more than just committed – he’s continuously at the forefront of clinical excellence.”

The Dr. John Finley Excellence in Medicine Award was started in 2014 with the first recipient being Dr. John Viner. Last year’s winner was Dr. Ronald Schope. All winners are highlighted on a plaque at the main entrance of Finley.