Iowa Health System Retains MSA Executive Search/Integrated Healthcare Strategies to Recruit New Executive Vice President/COO for Physician Practices

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MSA Executive Search, an executive search firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare, has been retained to lead a national Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer search for Iowa Health System for its “NewGroup” division that will act as the physician face for its medical practices.

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This position offers a very exciting opportunity to lead and develop a new Iowa Health System-employed physician organization.

MSA Executive Search, the executive search practice of Integrated Healthcare Strategies, a consulting firm dedicated exclusively to improving the operations of healthcare organizations and with offices in Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Dallas, today announced that it has been retained to lead a national search for Iowa Health System. Seeking an Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer that will provide leadership for its “NewGroup” division, this position’s central purpose is to guarantee the operational and financial success of the physician practices within Iowa Health System.

The “NewGroup” was created in 2011 to facilitate physician partnership; its goal is to design system strategy and to decide on important policies critical to the delivery of high-quality patient care. This executive will coordinate closely with Iowa Health System regional affiliates to provide oversight, mentoring, and support to the Regional Directors of Operations (RDO) to ensure regional success.

“This position offers a very exciting opportunity to lead and develop a new Iowa Health System-employed physician organization. The birth of this forward-thinking division was a collaborative effort involving physicians from many groups and the successful recruit will possess an unwavering commitment for the "NewGroup" values and principles,” said Jane Groves, Executive Vice President and Practice Leader of executive search for Integrated Healthcare Strategies.

Iowa Health System is the state's first and largest integrated health system, serving nearly one of every three patients in Iowa. Affiliated with 25 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and more than 140 physician clinics, Iowa Health System totals over 3,000 licensed beds and continues to grow. Providing care throughout Iowa and western Illinois, the organization employs the state’s largest nonprofit workforce.

Nationally recognized for its excellence, Iowa Health System was recently honored as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" by Becker’s Hospital Review. In 2010, it was ranked on Thomson Reuters’ “100 Top Hospitals: Health System Benchmarks Study” as a leading health system in the nation.

Qualified candidates are required to hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration or Health Administration from an accredited graduate program. The successful EVP/COO will be supported with a minimum of five years of experience as a senior executive leading a hospital-based multi-site physician practice, as well as with a track record of developing operational structure for a multi-site group practice and for improving operational efficiencies while building a culture of quality, trust, accountability, excellent customer service, value, and respect.

For more information on this position go to http://www.msaexecutivesearch.com or contact Kristy Mickelson, Manager of Executive Recruiting, at kristy(dot)mickelson(at)IHStrategies(dot)com.

About Iowa Health System
Iowa Health System is the state's first and largest integrated health system, serving nearly one of every three patients in Iowa. Through relationships with 25 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and more than 140 physician clinics, Iowa Health System provides care throughout Iowa and western Illinois. Iowa Health System entities employ the state's largest nonprofit workforce, with nearly 20,000 employees working toward innovative advancements to deliver the best outcome for every patient, every time. Each year, through more than 2.5 million patient visits, Iowa Health System hospitals and clinics provide a full range of care to patients and families. With annual revenues of $2.3 billion, Iowa Health System is the sixth largest nondenominational health system in America and provides community benefit programs and services to improve the health of people in its communities. For more information, please visit http://www.ihs.org.

About Integrated Healthcare Strategies
Integrated Healthcare Strategies provides not-for-profit healthcare organizations with direct access to a comprehensive array of healthcare-specific services, delivered by professionals from the industry who understand the rigors of running a healthcare organization – from the lunchroom to the Board Room. Its client list is a “who’s who” of healthcare organizations including over 1,200 major healthcare providers, 1,800 hospitals, and 700 independent and affiliated medical groups. Integrated Healthcare Strategies specializes in the areas of physician leadership and alignment; executive, staff and director, and physician compensation; human capital solutions; labor relations; leadership transition planning; executive search; compensation surveys; engagement surveys; performance management; board governance solutions; physician resource planning; physician practice management; and M & A advisory consulting. For additional information, contact Julie McCauley at 800-327-9335 or at julie(dot)mccauley(at)IHStrategies(dot)com. Visit Integrated Healthcare Strategies online at http://www.IHStrategies.com.

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