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UnityPoint Health announced the new presidents and CEOs of UnityPoint Health and UnityPoint Clinic.
In a press release on Tuesday, officials from UnityPoint Health announced the names of their new presidents and CEOs that will oversee UnityPoint Health and UnityPoint Clinic.

Clay Holderman has been named the next President and CEO of UnityPoint Health, and he will join the organization mid-February 2021.

Holderman currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico, which is also the state’s largest provider of healthcare. At Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Holderman led operational alignment across the health system and focused on the continued transformation of care delivery. Throughout his two decades of healthcare leadership, he has been involved in new program development, hospital consolidation, new hospital conception and construction, and health system performance improvement. He began his career as a physician recruiter and has more than two decades of experience in investor-owned and not-for-profit healthcare leadership.

Holderman is an active community member, and previous contributions include serving in Chambers of Commerce, Rotary, United Way, Quality New Mexico, American Hospital Association, New Mexico Children’s Youth and Families Department, The Health Management Academy, Make-A-Wish New Mexico Board, Relay for Life, Maranatha Children’s Home in Haiti and other civic and religious organizations.

Holderman earned a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University and an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. He completed a Fellowship in Health System Leadership from The Health Management Academy’s GE Fellows Program.

He will work closely with UnityPoint Health executive leadership to guide strategic priorities, both short- and long-term. This includes workforce recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as team member and provider wellness.

Sue Thompson will continue as interim CEO of UnityPoint Health until Holderman is onboarded.


Sanjeeb Khatua, MD, has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of UnityPoint Clinic, effective January 5, 2021.

Dr. Khatua currently holds multiple leadership roles at Edward Elmhurst Health, a $1.5B integrated health delivery system located in the western suburbs of Chicago. Those leadership roles include Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive and President of Edward Health Ventures (Physician and Ambulatory Network).

A board-certified physician, Dr. Khatua earned his MD from Medical University of Silesia in Poland and completed his family medicine residency in Hinsdale, IL. He received his Master of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA in 2012 and his MBA in Health Care Management from Loyola University in Chicago in 2015.

Dr. Khatua will work closely with UnityPoint Clinic leadership to guide strategic priorities with a strong focus on advancing physician and provider leadership and development and ongoing clinical transformation.

Dr. Khatua will be based in West Des Moines, Iowa. His wife is a physical therapist and they have two children.

You can read the full press release here.

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