Bradley Haws named CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics
Bradley Haws, MBA, has been named CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and associate vice president of UI Health Care. He will begin on Nov. 29.
Haws brings more than 30 years of health care leadership experience, which includes his previous role as chief financial officer (CFO) and associate vice president of UI Health Care from 2018-2021.
“I am thrilled that Brad is returning to Iowa,” says Denise Jamieson, MD, MPH, UI vice president for medical affairs and the Tyrone D. Artz Dean of the Carver College of Medicine. “Brad has a proven track record of excellence in health care management, particularly in academic medicine. He’s a great collaborator and brings a passion for serving our mission.”
Haws will serve as a key member of UI Health Care’s executive leadership team and report to Jamieson.
“I am eager to come back to UI Health Care in this new role, especially during a time of transformative growth for the organization and with new opportunities to expand access to high-quality health care for Iowans,” Haws says. “UI Health Care is a remarkable organization. I’ve always been inspired by its mission along with its culture of collaboration. I’m excited to work with this incredible team again.”
An experienced health care leader
Most recently, Haws served as CFO with Emory Healthcare, part of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Before coming to UI Health Care in 2018, Haws held various leadership positions, including CEO of University of Virginia Physicians Group, and senior associate dean for finance and chief administrative officer of the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Before joining the University of Virginia, Haws spent 14 years with Intermountain Healthcare Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the founding CFO of the Intermountain Medical Group and held that role for roughly 10 years.
Haws earned BA and MBA degrees from Brigham Young University.
During his previous time at Iowa, Haws was an instrumental leader. He played an important role during the COVID-19 pandemic in stabilizing UI Health Care finances so that the organization could emerge from the crisis on solid financial footing. He also worked with others to develop innovative approaches such as the UI Health Network Rehabilitation Hospital and, at the university level, he collaborated on the public-private partnership for the university’s utility system.
Building on a successful foundation
Haws succeeds Kim Hunter, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, who has served as CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics on an interim basis since 2022. Hunter will continue to serve as chief nurse executive for the organization.
“I am grateful that Kim stepped into this additional leadership role during a time of major change for our organization,” Jamieson says. “Kim oversaw a very successful survey result from The Joint Commission and our fifth consecutive Magnet designation; she’s also led ongoing workflow improvements and recruitment efforts. We are fortunate she will continue to serve our organization as a leader and chief nursing executive.”
Jamieson also thanked members of the CEO search committee, which was co-chaired by Nitin Karandikar, MD, PhD, chair and departmental executive officer of the UI Department of Pathology; and Peter Matthes, UI senior advisor to the president and vice president for external affairs.