Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines names Karl Keeler president: 5 takeaways

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Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines (Iowa) selected Karl Keeler to serve as president, effective in January 2018.

Here are five takeaways:

1. Mr. Keeler currently serves as president of Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho.

2. He previously served in numerous leadership positions at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

3. He is equipped with more than 24 years of healthcare leadership experience.

4. He succeeds Bob Ritz, who assumed the CEO role at West Des Moines, Iowa-based Mercy Health Network in July.

5. Mercy Health Network, a joint operating venture between Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives and Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, includes 27 affiliated organizations, including Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines.

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