Avera Medical Group names chief medical officer

Aug. 23, 2019

Dr. Kevin Post has been named chief medical officer of Avera Medical Group.

He will replace Dr. Tad Jacobs, who is retiring at the end of the year, and they will start a transition process in October.

“Dr. Post’s 14 years of hands-on experience in both primary care and emergency medicine give him valuable insight across the care continuum,” Avera Health president and CEO Bob Sutton said in a statement. “We were also impressed with his leadership experience, which ranges from service lines to Meditech go-lives to community service.”

Post will lead Avera Medical Group in a partnership with David Flicek, who serves as chief administrative officer.

“Dr. Post was chosen by his peers and other Avera leaders to lead,” Flicek said. “Dr. Post’s leadership experience and his personality combined with his clinical knowledge made him the right choice for the job.”

Post began his medical career as a primary care physician in clinic, long-term care and inpatient settings, including emergency and obstetrical care. After 12 years at Hegg Health Center Avera in Rock Valley, Iowa, he went to work in emergency medicine for Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton and for a hospital in Sioux City.

“I’m humbled and excited by this privilege,” Post said. “I accepted this responsibility because I want to represent my colleagues across the system. It’s important that the voice of the physician be heard in this challenging health care climate so that we always focus on what’s right for the patient.”

Post is originally from Rock Valley and earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Dordt College. He obtained his doctor of osteopathic medicine from Des Moines College and served his residency at Siouxland Family Medicine Foundation in Sioux City.

He has served in a variety of committee leadership roles within Avera and also operates his own locums company for emergency medicine coverage in northwest Iowa. He serves as assistant clinical professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine as well.

“He has great qualifications and is a great guy,” Jacobs said. “Dr. Post has a very collaborative approach to leadership, a heart for the mission and a terrific sense of humor. Avera Medical Group is going to be in great hands.”

Avera Medical Group names chief medical officer

Dr. Kevin Post has been named the new chief medical officer of Avera Medical Group.

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