UnityPoint Health - Dubuque Selects Vice President of Operations
UnityPoint Health – Dubuque has named Carla Belken, MSN, RN, NVRN-BC, as Vice President of Operations.
Belken has held numerous leadership positions within the organization, most recently as director of Education and Organizational Excellence. She replaces Robin Scalise, who left in September for another position outside of Finley Hospital. Belken had been in this role in the interim as the hospital conducted a regional search for Scalise’s replacement.
In her new role, Belken is responsible for various operational functions for UnityPoint Health – Dubuque, providing vision and leadership for major clinical, ancillary and support services. In addition, she’ll be responsible for advancing UnityPoint Health – Dubuque’s strategic plan, operating budget and developing high performing leaders within the organization as a member of the senior leadership team.
Belken began her career as a charge nurse at Finley Hospital in 1987, a position she held for 10 years before moving into other positions including Epic Site Coordinator, Manager of Resource Pool and Bed Placement, Director of Strategic Improvement and Planning, and Executive Director of Hospital Operations.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Clarke University and her Master of Science in Nursing and Management and Organizational Leadership from American Sentinel University.