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UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Announces Local Leadership Promotions

June 4, 2020

As UnityPoint Health continues to look to the future in Marshalltown, including a newly consolidated and expanded hospital at the South Medical Park, several promotions of local leadership are being announced.

Effective June 7, 2020, Shari King, Regional Director of Operations, has been promoted to Hospital Administrator at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. Shari and her spouse, Jim, will relocate to Marshalltown by the end of 2020. 

King has held numerous leadership positions throughout her 25-year career at UnityPoint Health, most notably as Vice President Operations, Executive Director Shared Services and Executive Director Behavioral Health and Therapy Services. She joined UnityPoint Health in June 1995 as a physical therapist and earned her master's degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., and a bachelor's degree from Central College in Pella. King will continue to report directly to Jenni Friedly, Regional Chief Operating Officer at UnityPoint Health – Waterloo.

We're also pleased to announce Jen Arneson has been promoted to Director of Nursing at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. Arneson has worked at the hospital in Marshalltown since 1996 and has lived in Marshalltown for the last 25 years. She started her nursing career as an ICU staff nurse at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center and then was promoted to various supervisor and manager positions, most recently, Medical/Surgical/Telemetry/Pediatrics Manager and Outpatient Infusion for UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown.

"We're excited about the future of health care in Marshalltown," said Jenni Friedly, Regional Chief Operating Officer of UnityPoint Health – Waterloo. "We've made tremendous strides since taking over a struggling hospital in 2017, and we're proud of how we've positioned ourselves to provide quality health care in this community for the long-term. These two new leadership appointments will help guide and develop the healthcare transformational journey in the Marshalltown community."

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