UnityPoint’s Morrow named Community Hospital CEO to know

UnitedPoint Health – Quad Cities President Shawn Morrow has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2024 “160 Community Hospital CEOs to know” list, the hospital group announced recently.

UnityPoint Health – Quad Cities President Shawn Morrow has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2024 “160 Community Hospital CEOs to know” list, the hospital group announced recently.

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According to Becker’s, one of the fastest growing media platforms in the industry and a source for health care decision-makers, community hospital CEOs work on improving patient care, services and hospital facilities through strategic planning. They and their teams engage with the community to align hospital services with local needs.

It recognized the leaders on the list for their dedication to enhancing community health, shaping a positive workforce culture, planning for the future, expanding hospital services and ensuring financial stability. UnityPoint Health said in a news release. 

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“Being included on this list alongside other dedicated community hospital CEOs is an incredible honor. Leadership in healthcare requires more than just strategic thinking; it also calls for  empathy, resilience, and a genuine passion for making a difference,” Mr. Morrow said in the UnityPoint Health news release. “I am honored to be part of UnityPoint Health and extend my gratitude to all of our team members for their unwavering support and  hard work to make UnityPoint Health a great place to work and seek care.” 

Mr. Morrow joined UnityPoint Health as Quad Cities market president in October 2023. There he oversees operations for all UnityPoint Health – Trinity locations in the Quad Cities region and Muscatine. 

Prior to leading UnityPoint Health, he spent two years as CEO of Summit Healthcare in Arizona after serving nine years as a CEO for Intermountain Health, where he initiated strategies to improve care delivery, grow revenues and reduce costs, the release said.  

160 CEOs honored

Becker’s Healthcare said it developed its CEO list based on nominations and editorial research. The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team compiled the list which features individual profiles of all CEOs. The UnityPoint Health leader’s entry among Becker’s 160 “Community Hospital CEOs to know” (which can be found here) said:

“Mr. Morrow oversees strategic direction and resources for four community hospitals, a behavioral health center, a heart center, maternity care facilities, a nursing college, and two philanthropic foundations. UnityPoint Health–Trinity, under Mr. Morrow’s leadership boasts 348 beds and over 4,000 staff members, handling significant patient volumes annually. 

“With extensive experience in health care leadership, including at Show Low, Ariz.-based Summit Healthcare and Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health, Mr. Morrow prioritizes clinical quality improvement and sustainable healthcare practices. Since joining UnityPoint Health in 2023, he has focused on community engagement, strategic planning, and enhancing patient experiences, leveraging his expertise to navigate the evolving healthcare landscape.”

Mr. Morrow holds a master of business administration from Murray State University and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives He serves on several community boards including the Quad City Health Initiative Board and Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Board. He is also involved in one of the local congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Integrated health system

UnityPoint Health is an integrated health care system that provides care to both metropolitan and rural communities across Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, UnityPoint Health has relationships with more than 370 physician clinics, 17 regional and 19 community network hospitals, five community mental health centers, three accredited colleges and home care services throughout its eight markets.

UnityPoint Health entities employ more than 30,000 employees who are dedicated to making it easier for people to live well. Find out more at unitypoint.org. 

Becker’s Healthcare is the go-to source for healthcare decision-makers and one of the fastest  growing media platforms in the industry. Through print, digital and live event platforms, Becker’s Healthcare equips healthcare leaders with information and forums they need to learn, exchange  ideas and further conversations about the most critical issues in American healthcare today.

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