Hy-Vee has added a chief medical officer position to its leadership team. This new role will be filled by Daniel Fick, who will help oversee the retailer’s existing health and medical initiatives, as well as the development of new services and offerings to improve the overall health and wellness of Hy-Vee’s customers and employees.
Fick comes to Hy-Vee from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, where he is a clinical professor of family medicine and part of the provider group for the Executive Health Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, positions he will continue to hold alongside his new role at Hy-Vee. He will lead Hy-Vee teams in their work on health and wellness programs, working alongside customers, employers, benefits providers and healthcare professionals.
“As a leading healthcare provider to communities of all sizes, we welcome Dr. Fick to the Hy-Vee family,” said Randy Edeker, chairman, president and CEO of Hy-Vee. “The past several months have shown us just how critical healthcare professionals are to our individual and public health, and how important it is that all residents of a community have access to the healthcare they need. With Dr. Fick on our team, our Hy-Vee locations can further expand their roles in making lives easier, healthier and happier for our customers through our pharmacy, health care and wellness offerings.”
As a practicing family physician and educator who is licensed in the state of Iowa and board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Fick has managed providers and clinics, founded an insurance company and has overseen various areas of healthcare operations, including compliance, risk management, hospital accreditation and electronic medical records implementation. Fick also oversaw efforts at the University of Iowa in the areas of wellness, employer benefits and COVID-19 response.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and graduated from the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in 1989 and completed his family medicine residency and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
“Coming to Hy-Vee is coming home, in a way,” said Fick. “I worked for Hy-Vee as a student, and I have wanted to return to Hy-Vee as a physician for a number of years. The timing is finally right for me to join the team and I’m excited to be taking on this position that is a unique fit for my experience and abilities. I am very much looking forward to helping grow Hy-Vee’s health and medical initiatives in the coming years and expanding the company’s service offerings.”
West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee is an employee-owned corporation with more than 280 retail stores across eight Midwestern states.
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