Health & Wellness

News from MercyOne

As we continue to integrate as a Regional Health Ministry (RHM) of Trinity Health, while also integrating Genesis Health System into MercyOne, we are happy to announce Kurt Andersen, MD, as the new MercyOne Eastern Iowa president.

Dr. Andersen will oversee all Genesis, Dubuque, Clinton, and surrounding areas’ locations in his new role. Dr. Andersen assumed his new role on August 1.

As president of the Eastern Division, Dr. Andersen will join Tom Clark, president for the Western Division and Mike Wegner, president for the Central Division, in leading our newly formed divisions across the RHM. Dr. Andersen and Tom will report to Mike for operations and finance. The three presidents (Dr. Andersen, Tom, and Mike) will report to Bob Ritz, MercyOne CEO and President, for strategy, governance and advocacy.

Kay Takes, current Eastern Iowa president, will retain her role as president of MercyOne Dubuque and report directly to Dr. Andersen.

MercyOne Dubuque announces new cancer center director. With more than 15 years of experience in the health care industry, Jackie Bierman has been promoted to director of the MercyOne Dubuque Cancer Center.

Jackie Bierman is currently the director of MercyOne Dyersville Medical Center and will continue her role at the MercyOne Dyersville Medical Center as interim director. Jackie has served in a director capacity for more than ten years, having previously been the medical director of medical/oncology, inpatient rehab and served as the rehabilitation and skilled unit director at MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center.

MercyOne Dubuque has also been recognized for providing high-quality stroke care. MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center was recently awarded the Get With The Guidelines  – Stroke Gold Plus Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

This will be the ninth consecutive year MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has received the Stroke Gold Plus Award.

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