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Dr. Tommy Ibrahim assumes role as chief physician officer at Mercy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa­—Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is pleased to welcome Tommy Ibrahim, M.D., MHA, as Chief Physician Officer (CPO).

As Chief Physician Officer, Dr. Ibrahim is responsible for all clinical quality initiatives, operation of the Medical Staff Services Department, hospital medicine specialties, and leadership and management of Medical Education and Research and Risk Management functions. Additionally, he will work closely with the Leadership Team to assure the highest quality of care and safety for all patients Mercy serves.

“Dr. Ibrahim brings proven leadership experience and an ability to foster a sense of teamwork in achieving excellence,” said Mercy President Bob Ritz. “He has also demonstrated a commitment to continual improvement of our health care delivery system and the patient experience.”

Dr. Ibrahim comes to Mercy from St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill., where he has served as Chief Physician Executive since 2011. Dr. Ibrahim received his medical degree from St. Christopher’s College of Medicine in Cambridge, England, and holds a Master’s in Health Administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.


About Mercy Medical Center   

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is an 802-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital situated on three campuses.  Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines. It also is one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,100 employees and a medical staff of more than 800 physicians and allied health associates.  Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo.  The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 89 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services. 

Contact:
Gregg Lagan
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
(515) 490-6636 (cell)

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