Health Management and Policy News

Alumnus Joe Kippley named public health director

Joe Kippley (12MHA) has been named the next public health director for the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Published May 22, 2024

CPH students seek to bridge rural-urban health divide

A group of our graduating MHA/MPH students — Jenah McCarty, Hallie Vonk, and Nick Lembezeder — have laid a solid foundation for a student organization that focuses on reducing health disparities in rural communities — like the ones they call home. (Iowa Now) Published May 8, 2024

Vonk discusses importance of rural health care

MHA student and Iowa native Hallie Vonk recently spoke about her work co-founding the Student Association for Rural Healthcare (SARH) at the University of Iowa. (Siouxland Proud) Published April 23, 2024

Kent Lehr named CEO of Iowa Radiology

Kent Lehr (09MHA) has been named CEO of Iowa Radiology. Lehr, who has over a decade of executive health care leadership experience, began his career at UnityPoint Health in 2010. Published April 18, 2024

Alana Monson discusses taking on a new leadership role

Alumna Alana Monson (23MHA) recently spoke about how she rapidly transitioned her leadership skills when she found herself in the role of interim CEO at Manning Regional Healthcare Center just months after graduating with her MHA. (Rural Health Leadership Radio) Published April 18, 2024

Kaskie discusses supporting Iowa’s older population

Brian Kaskie, professor of health management and policy, recently discussed how the Iowa Return to Community program helps transition older people back to their homes after surgeries or hospital stays. (Daily Iowan) Published April 3, 2024

Sharma comments on challenges facing assisted living facilities

Hari Sharma, CPH assistant professor of health management and policy, recently commented on the regulation of assisted living facilities, changing demographics of people choosing assisted living, and lack of oversight. (New Mexico In Depth) Published April 3, 2024

Adaeze Enekwechi named CEO of Cayaba Care

Cayaba Care, a value-based, maternal care company reaching underserved and high-risk populations, has appointed longtime health care executive and former Obama Administration health official Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP, as the company’s CEO. She received a doctoral degree in health services and policy from the University of Iowa College of Public Health in 2007. Published April 3, 2024

Alumnus Steve Simonin discusses rural health leadership

CPH alumnus Steve Simonin, president and CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospital and Clinics, recently discussed ways health care systems can invest in their communities, strategies for ensuring long-term rural health sustainability, and more on the Exploring Rural Health podcast. Published March 21, 2024

Zahnd comments on biggest issues facing doctors today

Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, recently answered a series of questions about factors that influence where and how doctors and other medical professionals practice medicine. (WalletHub) Published March 20, 2024