Michael Dewerff: Overseeing New Payment Models at UnityPoint Health-Fort Dodge

Michael Dewerff is CFO of UnityPoint Health-Fort Dodge (Iowa), a region within Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health. The region includes UnityPoint Health-Trinity Regional Medical Center, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home, a home health provider.


UnityPoint Health was known as Iowa Health System until April, when it announced a new name and brand initiative to better reflect the way its hospitals, physicians and home care entities are able to provide coordinated care across the care continuum.

Before Fort Dodge affiliated with what was then Iowa Health System in 1999, it operated Trinity Health Systems. The healthcare system includes Trinity Regional Medical Center, as well as UnityPoint Clinic, UnityPoint at Home, UnityPoint Health-Berryhill Center and Trinity Health Center. Today, the system operates a Medicare Pioneer ACO, which has impacted how services are paid for at the system.

Mr. Dewerff has overseen the finances at the system since taking on the CFO role in 2010. Prior to that he served as CFO at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. He has also held financial roles with Banner Health in its North Dakota region and public accounting firm Eide Bailly.

He is also active in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, having served as region eight executive for the June 2012 through May 2013 chapter year.

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