A health care administrator who once managed the hospital in Lake City was named the new leader of UnityPoint Health.
Leah Glasgo will become the organization’s president and chief executive officer on Jan. 28. She is currently the chief operating officer of UnityPoint Health — Sioux City.
”I am honored to have been selected as the next leader for UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge,” Glasgo said in a written statement.
”I am ready to get started and cannot wait to see what great things we can accomplish as we move forward and continue our mission of caring for our community,” she added.
She will replace Mike Dewerff, who became the chief financial officer of UnityPoint Health — Des Moines on Sept. 17.
Sue Thompson, a former UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge CEO, has been heading the local organization on an interim basis since Dewerff’s departure. She is UnityPoint Health’s senior vice president of integration and optimization and CEO of UnityPoint Accountable Care.
Deb Johnson, the chairwoman of the UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge Board of Directors, said she was very pleased to announce the appointment of Glasgo.
”Leah is an outstanding leader who knows and understands our mission and our community,” Johnson said. ”I am confident that she is the right person to lead our organization during this time of change in health care.”
Glasgo was the president and chief executive officer of Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City from January 2008 until July 2013.
In 2013, she became vice president of rural development for the Fort Dodge and Sioux City regions for UnityPoint Health. She then became vice president of clinical operations for UnityPoint Health — Sioux City. For the past three years, she has been the chief operating officer.
During her time in Sioux City, she helped to develop and launch the UnityPoint Health systemwide patient experience team. She was also involved in establishing the systemwide Clinical Leadership Group, which standardized practices for treating sepsis and coronary artery disease. Her other accomplishments include transitioning a 15-member cardiology group into UnityPoint Health — Sioux City and implementing electronic health records.
Glasgo has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and a master’s degree in health care administration from Des Moines University in Des Moines.
She and her husband, Kelli, have five children.
Date: Dec 01, 2018