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June 15, 2007

Fisher Named UI Health Care Associate VP For Finance, UI Hospitals CFO

University of Iowa Vice President for Medical Affairs Jean Robillard, M.D., today announced the appointment of Ken L. Fisher as associate vice president for finance with UI Health Care, and chief financial officer with UI Hospitals and Clinics effective June 19.

In this position, Fisher will oversee the financial management of UI Health Care and all its components, including the patient care activities of UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Physicians, the physician group practice composed of UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine faculty who see patients at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Since March 19, Fisher has served in the position on an interim basis.

Fisher came to the UI from Charlotte, N.C., where he was a director for Navigant Consulting Inc., a firm that specializes in legal, administrative, energy and operational consulting services for government agencies, health care systems and private companies. Over the past 11 years Fisher has served as interim chief financial officer and consultant for Navigant health care clients in private and academic health care systems.

Fisher has more than 30 years of experience in health care financial management. Prior to joining Navigant, he was vice president for finance from 1992 to 1996 at Grace Hospital in Detroit, an urban teaching hospital affiliated with the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University College of Medicine. Fisher was vice president for finance at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital in Knoxville from 1989 to 1992, and he has held key financial leadership positions at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte Memorial Hospital and Carolinas Hospital and Health Service, all in Charlotte, N.C.

"I am extremely pleased that Ken has accepted this important position," Robillard said. "His vast experience in all aspects of health care finance will serve the institution well as we move ahead with our plans."

Fisher earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at Baylor University in 1968, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1986.

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