MercyOne announces Tom Clark as MercyOne Western Iowa president

MercyOne announces Tom Clark as MercyOne Western Iowa president
February 8th, 2023 | MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center

Sioux City, Iowa; Feb. 8, 2023 – MercyOne has announced Tom Clark, FACHE, HFA, as the new president of MercyOne Western Iowa. Clark brings multiple years of experience leading faith-based hospitals and health system operations. Clark most recently served as the Chief Strategy & Growth Officer for Avera Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While there, he helped guide strategic priorities for the organizations 377 locations across five states, including hospitals, clinics and senior living facilities. He also orchestrated a top to bottom review of the five-year strategic plan and provided oversight to a digital initiative which will dramatically improve consumer-patient experiences across the health care system.

Prior to his promotion to that role, he served as the regional president and Chief Executive Officer of the Avera Queen of Peace Hospital and the region’s four other hospitals. Before joining Avera, he held the CEO position at Bluffton Regional Medical Center and Wells Community Hospital in Bluffton, Indiana.

“Over my career, I have focused my work on creating a culture that promotes accountability, diversity and inclusion, professional development and collaboration,” said Clark. “MercyOne embodies that same culture and lives out its Mission, Vision and Values every day. It’s an honor to have been selected to serve as the MercyOne Western Iowa president. I look forward to joining and helping to lead this exceptional group to continue delivering high quality, compassionate care to our communities.” “Tom is a highly accomplished health care executive with an extensive track record of success,” said Bob Ritz, CEO and president of MercyOne. “He is passionate about quality, safety and culture. He has always been focused on the people – patients, colleagues, physicians and communities. His commitment to mission, makes him an incredible fit for MercyOne. We are honored to have him a part of our team.”

Clark will join MercyOne late this month.


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