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Iowa Health System changing name to UnityPoint Health

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Iowa Health System (IHS), the nation's fifth-largest, non-denominational health system, is now UnityPoint Health.

The new name reflects the way its hospitals, physicians and home care entities are transforming health care delivery through patient-centered coordinated care, according to a press release.

The new system name also includes the former Iowa Health Physicians & Clinics (now UnityPoint Clinic), and Iowa Health Home Care (now UnityPoint at Home and UnityPoint Hospice.)

In the Cedar Valley, UnityPoint Health includes Allen Hospital in Waterloo, UnityPoint Clinic sites, and UnityPoint at Home.

It also includes Allen College, Allen Foundation, Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner and Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.

The new system name and brand logo were unveiled Tuesday.

The system name change marks the move from a hospital-centered health care process to one that addresses the total care of all patients, in clinics and hospitals, and at home.

The move to a physician-led organization focusing on patient care coordination is ongoing.

The change to become UnityPoint Health follows several years of discussions among the organization's regions, board of directors, physician leadership and management teams regarding health care changes and how to best position the organization for the future.

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