UnityPoint Health executive named UW Health CEO

UnityPoint Health executive named UW Health CEO

Dr. Alan Kaplan, executive vice president and chief clinical transformation officer for Iowa-based UnityPoint Health, has been selected as the new UW Health CEO, officials said Tuesday.

Kaplan replaces Dr. Jeff Grossman, who has been interim CEO since July, when UW Hospital and UW Medical Foundation merged, setting up a single financial structure for two main components of UW Health. The organization includes the insurance company Unity and is a close partner of UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Ron Sliwinski has been president of UW Hospital since the retirement of Donna Katen-Bahensky in 2014.

Kaplan is founder and president/CEO of UnityPoint Clinic, providing leadership for 1,300 providers. He also serves as president/CEO of UnityPoint at Home, a provider of home care, palliative, hospice and home infusion services.

UnityPoint Health, based in West Des Moines, is a network of hospitals, clinics, home care and health plans. The nonprofit, which includes UnityPoint Health-Meriter in Madison, operates in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.

“Dr. Kaplan’s outstanding record of driving and managing change and integration will be of great value to UW Health as we move forward towards becoming a more fully integrated academic health care system devoted to seamless care centered around our patients,” said Dr. Robert Golden, dean of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and chairman of the executive search committee.

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