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ACO Board of Directors

Mercy Health Network has designated a Board of Directors to oversee the operations of the accountable care department, which provides management services for four Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The Board includes:

  • Dave Vellinga, Voting Member and Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Health Network  
  • Bob Ritz, Voting Member, President, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines 
  • Dr. David Swieskowski, Voting Member, Chief Accountable Care Officer, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines 
  • Steven Kukla, Voting Member, Vice President of Accountable Care Operations, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
  • Dr. Wael Haidar, Voting Member, Chief Physician Executive, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines 
  • Dan Varnum, Voting Member, President, Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa
  • Dr. Teresa Mock, Voting Member, Vice President, Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa
  • Jim Fitzpatrick, Voting Member, Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City
  • Thomas Moser, Voting Member, Chief Operating Officer, Medical Associates of Clinton, Iowa, PLC
  • Dr. Chris Stanley, Voting Member, Vice President of Population Health, Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Dr. Paul Harkaway, Voting Member, Senior Vice President of Clinical Integration and Accountable Care, Trinity Health 
  • Carmela Brown, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative
  • Kevin Kincaid, Ex-Officio Member representing CAHs, Chief Executive Officer, Knoxville Community Hospital, Inc. 
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