New CEO announced for University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics


Joseph Cress

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics building is seen from the west on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Sarah Stortz, Arts Reporter

Suresh Gunasekaran has just been named the new CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, beginning Nov. 15 pending approval from the state Board of Regents.

UIHC announced the decision Monday. In a press release, Gunasekaran reported feeling fortunate for being selected.

“I am excited to join a nationally recognized health care organization and work alongside world-class faculty, caring clinicians, and dedicated staff to make a difference in the lives of all Iowans,” Gunasekaran said.

Gunasekaran’s additional work experience includes currently serving as the chief operations officer for the University of Texas-Southwestern Health System.

The selection comes after previous UIHC CEO Kenneth Kates announced his intention to step down from his post atop UIHC earlier this year.