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UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge CEO Accepts Chief Financial Officer Position with UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

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Mike Dewerff tranisitions within UnityPoint after being CEO at UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge since 2015

UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge CEO Accepts Chief Financial Officer Position with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

Fort Dodge — UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge Board Chair, Deb Johnson, announced today that Mike Dewerff has resigned as President and CEO to become the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, effective September 17, 2018. “Please join me in congratulating Mike on this achievement. Mike’s contributions and service to the Fort Dodge Region have been extraordinary and we wish him well as he moves to a larger, multi-hospital region within UnityPoint Health,” states Johnson. 

Dewerff, a native of Fargo, ND, began his career at UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge after spending 10 years as the CFO at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. “I am grateful for my time in the Fort Dodge Region, it has been a pleasure working with many talented physicians, leaders and team members. They all have an incredible commitment to our patients and community,” remarked Dewerff. Eight years ago, Dewerff joined UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge as the CFO, before accepting the President and CEO position in 2015.

Effective immediately, UnityPoint Health will begin the search for a new President and CEO for UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge. Johnson states, “The Board is dedicated to identifying a new leader who will remain committed and focused on quality health care, exceptional patient experience and outstanding employee engagement.”

Sue Thompson, UnityPoint Health Senior Vice President of Integration and Optimization and CEO of UnityPoint Accountable Care has agreed to serve as interim President and CEO. Additionally, Troy Martens, Chief Operating Officer and Deb Shriver, Chief Nursing Executive have agreed to serve as co-leaders to provide support in the region until the CEO position is filled. Thompson served as President and CEO for UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge prior to Dewerff.