Chief Executive Officer

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics/UI Health Care
April 11, 2018
Job Type


University of Iowa Health Care (UI Health Care) seeks a dynamic, distinguished executive to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Associate Vice President for UI Health Care. This is a unique opportunity at one of the most respected academic medical centers in the U.S.

UI Health Care is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and includes University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UI Hospitals and Clinics), the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and University of Iowa Physicians. UI Hospitals and Clinics is the clinical arm of UI Health Care and provides the full spectrum of specialty and subspecialty care that draws patients from Iowa, the region, and around the world.

Reporting to Dr. Brooks Jackson, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, Carver College of Medicine, the next CEO will serve as a key member of UI Health Care’s executive leadership team. The CEO will establish a vision for UI Hospitals and Clinics and will lead and navigate the complexities of the $2 billion clinical enterprise in support of all aspects of the tripartite mission.  The CEO will build a strong internal leadership team that will be focused on efficiency and performance excellence in quality, finance, physician alignment and patient satisfaction. S/he will develop and maintain strong working relationships with the UI Health Care governing board, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, and its staff.

The successful candidate will have an appropriate undergraduate degree with an advanced degree required (such as MBA, MHA, MD, JD, PhD, etc.) or the equivalent combination of education and experience, a minimum 10 years of progressively responsible leadership roles in healthcare and experience as a successful senior executive in a large sophisticated and complex academic health system with a regional and/or national reputation for excellence. S/he will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and culturally inclusive health care, a track record in establishing teams and fostering relationships, an excellent financial and operational track record, excellent communication skills and a deep understanding of the tripartite missions of an AMC, and the importance of each.

For a complete listing of job qualifications, benefits overview and to apply for this position, please visit the website at: http// Please forward nominations and expressions of interest, in confidence, to the search firm assisting The University of Iowa and UI Health Care with this search:

Kerry Quealy at Witt/Kieffer

2015 Spring Road, Suite 510

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Phone:  630-990-1370


Applicants must meet all of the required qualifications listed to be considered. Applicable background checks will apply.  The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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