Iowa hospital names CEO amid employee assault investigation

William Kiefer, DNP, RN, has been named CEO of Ottumwa (Iowa) Regional Health Center as law enforcement investigates the death of an employee who they say committed a series of assaults at the hospital. 

Dr. Kiefer was tapped as interim CEO in November, replacing Dennis Hunger shortly after Devin Michael Caraccio, MSN, ARNP, an internal medicine hospitalist, was found dead in an on-site office. Mr. Caraccio's death prompted an ongoing police investigation, which found cellphone video indicating that he committed acts of sexual assault on nine patients while they were asleep or unconscious.

Prior to joining Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Dr. Kiefer served Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz,. as chief operating officer. His tenure begins immediately, according to a Jan. 26 news release from the hospital.  

Copyright © 2023 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars