Hy-Vee Taps Dr. Daniel Fick as New Chief Medical Officer; Randy Edeker Comments
WEST DES MOINES, IA - As it centers its focus on the health and well-being of its shoppers and associates, Hy-Vee is once again expanding its leadership team with the recent appointment of Dr. Daniel Fick as Chief Medical Officer. As he takes on this newly created role, Fick will oversee all of the retailer’s current health and medical initiatives, in addition the the development of new services and offerings to boost the health of its customers and employees.
“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.”
Fick has been a physician for more than 30 years, according to a press release, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. As a practicing family physician and educator, Fick has managed providers and clinics, founded an insurance company, and has overseen various areas of healthcare operations. He is licensed in the state of Iowa and board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Fick joins the Hy-Vee leadership team 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; he will continue to hold both of these positions while occupying his new role at Hy-Vee.
“As a leading health care provider to communities of all sizes, we welcome Dr. Fick to the Hy-Vee family,” said Randy Edeker, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Hy-Vee. “The past several months have shown us just how critical health care professionals are to our individual and public health, and how important it is that all residents of a community have access to the health care 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.”
Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Fick on this exciting homecoming! AndNowUKnow will continue to report as this retailer and more make strategic plays to bolster their success in the sector.