Jim FitzPatrick, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Medical Center has resigned.
FitzPatrick has been the hospital’s C-E-O since 2014.
Prior to assuming the role at Mercy, FitzPatrick served as senior vice president for Network Development for Mercy Health Network and 10 years as president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City.
Regional Chief Financial Officer Rod Schlader has been named interim CEO.
No reason was stated for FitzPatrick’s resignation.
He will remain with the organization through the fall to support Schlader during the transition.
The Trinity Health leadership team and the Mercy Sioux City Board of Directors will begin a national search for a permanent CEO immediately.