Iowa Health System is changing name to UnityPoint Health


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Posted Online: April 16, 2013, 5:56 pm
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Iowa Health System, the nation's fifth largest non-denominational health system, has changed its name to UnityPoint Health.

The name change includes the former Iowa Health Physicians & Clinics, now UnityPoint Clinic, and Iowa Health Home Care, now UnityPoint at Home and UnityPoint Hospice, according to a news release.

Locally, UnityPoint Health – Trinity consists of Trinity Regional Health System's hospitals in Moline, Rock Island, Bettendorf and Muscatine, Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health, Trinity Health Enterprises and the Trinity Health Foundation.

UnityPoint Health started in 1993 in Des Moines, when Iowa Methodist and Iowa Lutheran merged to form Iowa Health System, creating the state's largest provider of hospital and related health services. It now includes eight major geographic regions in Illinois and Iowa - Quad-Cities/Muscatine, Peoria,Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Sioux City, and Waterloo.

There will be no change in management, structure or staff involved in this brand change. Overall, UnityPoint Health employs more than 24,000 people in Iowa and Illinois, and each region will maintain its existing leadership and local boards of directors.





















 



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