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Ted Townsend named UnityPoint Health Dubuque interim president

CEO to retain duties in Cedar Rapids

Ted Townsend, Chairman of the Board of the Economic Alliance and President and CEO of St. Luke's Hospital speaks at the EA's Annual Meeting at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Ted Townsend, Chairman of the Board of the Economic Alliance and President and CEO of St. Luke's Hospital speaks at the EA's Annual Meeting at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

The leader of the UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s hospital in Cedar Rapids has been named as interim head of the UnityPoint Health hospital in Dubuque.

Ted Townsend has been appointed the interim president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque. He will maintain his role as the president and CEO of UnityPoint Health in Cedar Rapids until a replacement can be found in Dubuque, according to a news release from the health care network Wednesday.

Townsend, who was chosen by the UnityPoint Health—Dubuque board of directors, will begin his position on June 1.

A major priority, Townsend said, will be developing a long-term recruitment plan for a new head of Finley Hospital.

“We are excited to have Ted Townsend join our leadership team and as we work collaboratively on a long-term leadership recruitment strategy,” said Mike Donohue, chairman of the UnityPoint Health–Dubuque board, in a statement.

Townsend has been president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids for 16 years.

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