Unity Point Health released a statement via their website Monday, regarding a change at the top of the company’s corporate structure. That statement reads- After more than 20 years of dedicated service to UnityPoint Health, Kevin Vermeer has chosen to step down as President and CEO to pursue other opportunities effective April 30, 2020. As UnityPoint Health continues to confront the COVID-19 crisis, the organization remains dedicated to serving our patients and community. Sue Thompson, MS, BSN, Senior Vice President of Integration and Optimization and CEO of UnityPoint Accountable Care, has accepted the UnityPoint Health Board of Directors’ request to serve as interim CEO as a national search is conducted for a permanent replacement.
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“We greatly appreciate Kevin’s leadership and service over the past 20+ years,” “Continued strong, innovative leadership is critical now more than ever before and we are fortunate to have Sue Thompson taking the helm during this time of transition.”
In addition to her many years of experience as a bedside nurse, Thompson brings to the role more than 30 years of extensive leadership experience at UnityPoint Health in regional operations and clinical performance improvement. Most recently, she has played an integral part in UnityPoint Health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and previously served as CEO of the system’s Fort Dodge region.
The UnityPoint Board of Directors will launch an extensive national search for a permanent CEO over the coming months.