Sims Appointed as New CEO for Lucas County Health Center

Lucas County Health Center, an affiliate of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian S. Sims, MBA, FACHE as Chief Executive Officer effective October 5, 2015.

Brian has a MBA from Upper Iowa University and has spent the last four years as Administrative Services Officer with Knoxville Hospital & Clinics in Knoxville, Iowa. In that capacity, Brian has been the senior executive that provides strategic vision and operational leadership over segments which include physician recruitment, contracting, and compensation; human resources; foundation; business development; organization development; marketing; and specialty clinics. His background also includes a progressive career spanning twenty years in the United States Air Force as a health careers recruiter, manager and leader.

“His experience and skills will be vital to LCHC as we continue to integrate and align our physician and hospital operations, and further develop a culture of collaboration within our organization,” said Natalie McGee, LCHC Board of Trustees Chairperson.

Brian and his wife, Traci, have four children and four grandchildren. They will be relocating to Lucas County from Newton with their teenage son. In his spare time, Brian enjoys golf, reading and yard work.

Dan Minkoff, current interim CEO and interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will continue to serve as the interim CFO until the position is permanently filled.