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Brian Benson Named Interim CEO at Greene County Medical Center


Greene County Medical Center announced today the appointment of Brian Benson as interim CEO, effective June 15, 2021. Brian will bring strong, continued leadership to Greene County Medical Center while a national search for a new, permanent CEO is underway by the Medical Center Board of Trustees with the assistance of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.

Benson began his career as a pharmacist in 1996, after earning his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Drake University. He then received his Pharm.D. from Kansas University in 2006. Brian began his employment with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines in 2001 and has subsequently expanded his scope of responsibilities with the organization. His many years of executive experience and pharmacy leadership background, combined with a strong focus on quality, safety, and innovation, will help in providing additional effective leadership to Greene County Medical Center.

“Change is never easy, especially during these unprecedented times,” shares Jim Schleisman, Greene County Medical Center Board of Trustees Chair. “We are happy to have Brian in this interim role and leading our organization as we search for a permanent CEO. We are confident Greene County Medical Center will continue delivering the best possible care to our patients and their families during this transition and well into the future.”

As interim CEO, Brian will continue the vision of improving the health of the people and communities Greene County Medical Center serves by being Always Here, Always Caring. This role will be in addition to his current responsibilities at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. Teresa Newman, Director of Rural Health Resources, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, will also continue to provide leadership support to Greene County Medical Center, throughout the interim period.