Mercy Cedar Rapids names Timothy Quinn as president and CEO

Dr. Timothy Quinn was formally announced as President and CEO of Mercy Cedar Rapids May 19. He will assume the positions effective Jan. 1, 2023. CREDIT MERCY CEDAR RAPIDS

The Board of Trustees at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has selected Timothy Quinn, MD, as its next president & CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Dr. Quinn will replace Timothy Charles, who announced his planned retirement for the end of the year.

“Through our planning process, we have identified an exceptionally qualified and experienced leader who knows and understands our legacy and can also navigate Mercy through the ever-challenging future of healthcare,” said Al Ruffalo, chair of the Mercycare Service Corporation Board of Trustees, in a statement.

Dr. Quinn received his undergraduate, MBA and MD degrees from the University of Iowa before completing his residency in family medicine with the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation. Having joined MercyCare Community Physicians in 2005 as a family practice physician, he then became president of MercyCare Community Physicians in 2009 before assuming his current role as executive vice president & chief of clinical operations in 2012. He’s also a past president of the Linn County Medical Society.

“I am a lifelong resident of this area and have deep roots at Mercy,” Dr. Quinn said. “My wife, Jessica, also a healthcare provider, and our two children have a special connection with Mercy’s mission. I am honored and thrilled to be able to serve this wonderful community and lead an exceptional organization that is so important to Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas.”

“Having worked closely with him for many years, I have complete confidence in his ability to build on Mercy’s success,” said Mr. Charles, having selected Dr. Quinn as president of clinic operations and overseeing his promotion in 2012.

After nearly two decades of leadership, Mr. Charles is credited with dozens of achievements including breaking ground on and developing the Jewel & Jim Plumb Heart Center, establishing the Chris & Suzy DeWolf Family Innovation Center on Aging & Dementia and the opening Mercy’s outpatient surgery center.

“The healthcare industry will continue to evolve and change rapidly, presenting new challenges,” Mr. Charles added. “Refreshing senior leadership is both healthy and necessary. I will work closely with the Board in the coming months to ensure a seamless transition so that Mercy continues to be well-positioned today and into the future.”

Mercy Cedar Rapids is a Catholic healthcare system serving patients and families in eastern Iowa.