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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