Search for next UI Hospitals & Clinics CEO will begin in August

University of Iowa Health Care will begin the search for its next associate vice president and CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics in August, university leaders announced Monday, July 17.

Dr. Colin Derdeyn, chair and departmental executive officer of the UI Department of Radiology, and Peter Matthes, UI senior advisor to the president and vice president for external affairs, will serve as co-chairs of the search committee.

Joining Dr. Derdeyn and Mr. Matthes on the search committee will be:

  • Joseph Clamon, UI Health Care associate vice president for legal affairs and general counsel, and chief strategy officer
  • Dr. Jacob Groen, president, House Staff Council, and resident physician, UI Department of Family Medicine
  • Mark Henrichs, UI Health Care associate vice president for finance and chief financial officer
  • Dr. Katie Imborek, UI Health Care interim associate vice president for health parity, and clinical professor and vice chair of clinical operations, UI Department of Family Medicine
  • Jackie Kleppe, director of outreach and engagement, UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, and past president, UI Staff Council
  • Dr. J. Lawrence Marsh, chair and departmental executive officer, UI Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
  • Greta Rouse, member and UI Hospitals & Clinics committee vice chair, Board of Regents, State of Iowa
  • Dr. Clark Stanford, dean, UI College of Dentistry
  • Dr. Douglas Van Daele, executive director, UI Physicians, and vice dean for clinical affairs, Carver College of Medicine
  • Emily Ward, associate chief nurse officer, UI Hospitals & Clinics

The firm Spencer Stuart will assist with the search process. Spencer Stuart, which has experience in executive searches in health care, assisted in the search earlier this year that resulted in the appointment of Dr. Denise Jamieson as UI vice president for medical affairs and the Tyrone D. Artz Dean of the Carver College of Medicine.

The new associate vice president and CEO will report to Dr. Jamieson.

This position is currently led on an interim basis by Kimberly Hunter, chief nurse executive of UI Hospitals & Clinics. She was appointed to this position in 2022 after Suresh Gunasekaran, departed to lead University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health.