William Vandivier, D.O. Named Chief Physician Executive and President of Mercy Clinics
DES MOINES, Iowa — Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is pleased to announce the selection of William Vandivier, D.O. as chief physician executive and president of Mercy Clinics following a nationwide search. His appointment is effective immediately.
Dr. Vandivier served in these roles on an interim basis following the appointment of Kent Carr, M.D. as president of the Mercy Health Network Physician Enterprise. Dr. Vandivier will manage Mercy Clinics’ multi-specialty physician enterprise of more than 400 providers. He will provide strategic direction on physician enterprise activities, represent providers in organizational decisions, drive quality goals across the system and assist in integration with the statewide network.
“I am very pleased to be working with Dr. Bill Vandivier in his new role,” said Kent Carr, M.D., President, Mercy Health Network Physician Enterprise. “He is a visionary leader who will help Mercy Clinics continue to grow, and assist the clinic system in becoming an integral part of our statewide network’s medical group.”
Dr. Vandivier began his career with Mercy Clinics since 2006 — serving as a physician and in a number of leadership roles at Mercy and its sponsor Catholic Health Initiatives of Englewood, Colo. He has been a champion of the introduction and use of information technology to drive improvements of patient care on a local and national basis.
“Dr. Vandivier is an innovator who understands the roles of relationships and technology in providing the best patient experience,” said Mercy President Karl Keeler. “As a practicing physician with a long history at Mercy, he is an excellent advocate for his fellow physicians and has a collaborative leadership style that will help move Mercy Clinics into the future. We have great confidence in his ability to work with our physicians and health care professionals to continually improve access to care, and meet or exceed patient expectations.”
Dr. Vandivier received his medical degree from Des Moines University. He is board-certified in Family Practice and Clinical Informatics.
About Mercy Clinics
Established in 1983, Mercy Clinics is central Iowa’s largest multispecialty clinic system featuring more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinic locations in Dallas, Guthrie, Polk, Wapello, Warren and Webster counties. As a leader in preventive health care initiatives, Mercy Clinics earned the 2008 Acclaim Award from the American Medical Group Association, and was recognized as an Exemplar Primary Care Practice by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Group Health Research Institute in 2014. Mercy Clinics is a subsidiary of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines, which is a member of Mercy Health Network and a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization headquartered in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 101 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services.