Alan Kaplan, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer of the 10-hospital, Des Moines-based Iowa Health System, has been elected president of the American College of Physician Executives, a Tampa, Fla.-based organization with almost 10,000 members.
Kaplan elected president of ACPE
He replaces Harry Leider, the CMO and senior vice president of Ameritox, a Baltimore-based provider of pain-medication monitoring services. The ACPE provides advanced leadership and management courses for physician-executives, and encourages doctors to take more active leadership roles in their healthcare organizations. Kaplan, 50, has been a member since 1995. Kaplan leads Iowa Health’s clinical safety and quality improvement efforts, and oversees physician-alignment strategies, healthcare reform initiatives, physician-workforce planning, home health programs and the statewide patient call center, according to a news release. He is also president of Iowa Health Physicians, a 1,300-employee Iowa Health subsidiary that operates 65 clinics in Iowa and Illinois. Kaplan formerly worked as the vice president and CEO of Edward Health Services Corp., which is anchored by Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill.
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