Mason City, Iowa – MercyOne North Iowa recently filled two executive leadership positions on its senior leadership team after the recent retirement of Dr. Teresa Mock, Senior Vice President of MercyOne Medical Group-North Iowa.
Dr. Jeffrey Doolittle was hired as the Executive Medical Director for MercyOne Medical Group-North Iowa. In this role, he provides leadership, Vision and strategic direction. He will also maintain a clinical practice at MercyOne Forest Park Family Medicine on a part-time basis.
Dr. Doolittle has been a family medicine physician for 18 years, most recently as the Associate Program Director at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency in Wichita, Kansas. In that role, Dr. Doolittle held many responsibilities, including oversight of curriculum, oversight of two inpatient medicine teams, teaching inpatient, outpatient, ER and OB medicine to medical students and residents, helping with clinic operations for the residency clinic which included 54 residents and 20 faculty.
Prior to that position, he was a family medicine physician at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, IA. Dr. Doolittle received his medical degree from the University of Iowa and completed his Family Medicine Residency training at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa.
Brittany Erickson was appointed to Vice President, MercyOne Medical Group-North Iowa, where she leads strategy and oversight of performance of employed Medical Group practices.
Erickson started her career with MercyOne in 2013 as an administrative fellow with Mercy Health Network and Trinity Health. She then worked as a project manager in clinical informatics during the Community Works implementation in the network. She was the clinic manager of Mercy Family Clinic – Sheffield and Sukup Health Solutions, while serving as ACO network manager. Most recently Erickson was a director with MercyOne Medical Group-North Iowa. Erickson earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and her Master of Health Administration from the University of Iowa.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Doolittle back to North Iowa, and to celebrate Brittany Erickson’s promotion to vice president. Both Doolittle and Erickson provide valuable leadership skills and experience critical to driving future success at MercyOne,” said Rod Schlader, President MercyOne North Iowa. “We are also grateful to Dr. Mock for her impactful contributions to MercyOne and wish her all the best in retirement.”
MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping people and communities live their best life. MercyOne’s care providers and staff make health the highest priority. The system’s clinics, medical centers, hospitals and affiliates are located throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. Headquartered in central Iowa, MercyOne was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between Catholic Health Initiatives (now CommonSpirit Health) and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations.
North Iowa Communications Lead