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Release: Jan. 16, 2003
UI Hospitals and Clinics appoints new chief operations officer
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics leaders today announced that Ann Madden Rice
(left), currently serving as chief financial officer,
will assume the post of chief operations officer, effective Feb. 1.
Rice joined the administrative staff of UI Hospitals and Clinics in 1999.
An interim associate director and chief financial officer will assume Rice's
duties this week and a search process to select her successor will begin
"I am very pleased that Ms. Rice has agreed to serve as our chief operations
officer," said Donna Katen-Bahensky, director and chief executive officer
of UI Hospitals and Clinics. "Her experience and wide range of skills
are truly valuable assets. During nearly one year as the interim director
and chief executive officer she proved herself to be a very effective leader."
Under the restructuring plan, John Staley, Ph.D., the current chief operations
officer, will continue to serve as a senior associate director responsible
for short- and long-term capital planning. Staley began his career at UI
Hospitals and Clinics in 1967.
"Mr. Staley has an outstanding record of service to Iowans, including
the last 10 years as chief operations officer, and I thank him for his dedication
and commitment," Katen-Bahensky said. "Due to the significant expansion
of our capital development program, I need someone dedicated to this activity
and I look forward to working closely with him in this capacity."
The appointment of a new chief operations officer was part of a restructuring
of the central administration of UI Hospitals and Clinics. Michael Kienzle,
M.D., will continue as associate director of technology and new business
development as well as associate dean in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver
College of Medicine. In addition, William Hesson will remain as associate
director and continue his legal services responsibilities. Linda Q. Everett,
Ph.D., will continue her service as associate director and chief nursing
officer. John Fieselmann, M.D., will also remain as director of the Joint
Office for Clinical Outreach Services and Clinical Care Coordination. Other
developments include the establishment of a new position titled associate
director of medical operations.
UI Hospitals and Clinics administrators say they undertook the restructuring
in order to enhance the performance of the medical center and to bolster
service to patients. During the upcoming month-long transition phase, senior
leaders, department heads, managers and supervisors may identify additional
organizational changes as they develop work plans.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics
and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services
they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.