James FitzPatrick, who has been serving as interim C-E-O at Mercy Medical Center, now has the job full time.
FitzPatrick has been appointed president and CEO of the Sioux City hospital effective immediately.
FitzPatrick has served as the interim CEO at Mercy since late March.
Prior to that, he served as the senior vice president for network development for Mercy Health Network.
He has more than 22 years of experience as a hospital and health system CEO, with most of those years served at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City and Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.