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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Leadership Change Announced
Mercy Iowa City has announced that Ronald R. Reed, President and CEO, will retire effective March 31, 2016. He will be succeeded by Mike Heinrich, Executive Vice President and CFO, who will serve as interim President and CEO.

"I have enjoyed leading Mercy since August 1, 1995, and value the many friends and colleagues with whom I have had the pleasure to work over the past nearly 21 years," said Mr. Reed. "My support of Mercy will continue and is limitless."

During his 21-year tenure at Mercy Mr. Reed has overseen significant expansion of the services provided by Mercy Iowa City including growth of the Mercy Clinics system with the addition of primary and specialty care clinics, Wound and Vein Center, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Mercy Hospice Care, development and acquisition of the Coral West medical facility, conversion to single patient rooms and more.

 "On behalf of the Mercy Iowa City Board of Directors I would like to thank Ron for the exceptional leadership he has provided to Mercy over so many years," said Mark Phillips, Board Chair. "He has done an extraordinary job positioning Mercy for the future and has put an excellent team in place to continue its mission of service to the residents of southeast Iowa."