As we continue to develop Mercy Health Network (MHN) as a statewide regional health system to “Face the Market as One,” it is important we continue to integrate systems and accelerate our process improvement work. Dan Varnum has been serving as Chief Integration Officer on a part-time basis since October 2017. Dan has agreed to become full-time at MHN effective July 1, 2018, to increase our integration work and to support the development of the MHN Medical Group. As a result, Dan will serve in a dual role as Chief Integration Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for MHN Medical Group.
We are pleased Rod Schlader will serve as Interim President for Mercy - North Iowa. Rod has held executive roles in Catholic health care in Iowa since 2001 including serving as interim CEO in Mercy - North Iowa and most recently as interim CEO in Mercy – Sioux City. In his short time leading Mercy – Sioux City Rod led the team to improve quality and patient satisfaction scores, operations and the financial health of the organization.