3.2 Governance

(Amended 3/18)

The Vice President for Medical Affairs and CCOM Dean (VPMA) shall be responsible for the business and affairs of UI Health Care, including establishing an integrated strategic direction to achieve UI Health Care’s mission, establishing an integrated budget, and overseeing the operations of UI Health Care. The VPMA shall report to the President of the University, except for those activities for which the VPMA is directly responsible to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, or Provost, as set forth in this Operations Manual and applicable law. “Board of Regents” as used in this chapter refers to the Board of Regents acting in their capacity as the governing board for the University of Iowa and as trustees for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (IC 262.7BRPM 1.2). The VPMA shall engage an executive management group to advise the VPMA on the management of UI Health Care’s operations at the VPMA’s direction. The VPMA, in consultation with the executive managment group, shall be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operational decisions made by the leaders in their areas of responsibility.

  1. Executive Management Group (EMG). The EMG shall consist of the VPMA, UIHC chief executive officer, CCOM executive dean, UI Physicians executive director, UI Health Care Chief Financial Officer, UI Health Care Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs, and such other individuals who are appointed from time to time by the VPMA, at the VPMA’s sole discretion. All members of the cabinet serve as at-will appointees of the VPMA. 
  2. Other leadership. The VPMA, with the advice of the EMG, may authorize other agents of UI Health Care to take such actions as may be necessary to carry out the strategic direction and operations of UI Health Care.