Niermann named UnityPoint East Division COO; Greene named Cedar Rapids market president

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Casey Greene and Michelle Niermann, UnityPoint Health

UnityPoint Health has appointed Michelle Niermann, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids President and CEO, as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its East Division.

In this new role as COO, Ms. Niermann will oversee operations at UnityPoint Health hospitals in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Dubuque, Quad Cities and Madison, Wis. She has served as president and chief executive officer for UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids since March 2019.

As part of this transition, Casey Greene has been named the new Market President for UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, effective Aug. 28.

“I look forward to building upon the strong culture and mission of our Cedar Rapids market,” Mr. Greene said in a release. “Our intent is to continue to develop opportunities to better support our patients and providers, invest in our workforce and show people how much they matter.”

Mr. Greene most recently served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, which includes St. Luke’s Hospital and its associated entities. He joined the organization in 2019 and brings more than 20 years of expertise in operational leadership, human resources, and finance, as well as experience from several senior health care management positions within the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor.

Mr. Greene earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in finance and a master’s in business administration from the University of Iowa. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and serves on numerous non-profit boards and committees in Eastern Iowa.

“Our organization remains wholeheartedly focused on providing quality healthcare to the communities we serve,” said UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids board chair Kate Minette. “We are delighted to welcome Casey to this position, especially given his proven leadership and overall dedication to UnityPoint Health.”