Derek Novak is a Becker’s Hospital Review Population Health Leader Known Des Moines, Iowa (IA), MercyOne


Clive, Iowa- MercyOne Population Health Services Organization President Derek Novak is one of 58 Population Health Executives You Need to Know, as selected by Becker Hospital Review. Mr. Novak is the only Iowa-based healthcare leader to be recognized.

In its announcement, Becker’s acknowledged the essential role of these healthcare leaders, saying, “The pandemic has brought to light large gaps in population health and access to care, increasing the importance of the executives overseeing these initiatives. Addressing population health issues is vital for health systems to keep their communities healthy and to reinvent the care delivery models of tomorrow. The leaders highlighted on this list have a passion for transforming healthcare and driving change within their organizations. »

Novak and MercyOne Population Health Services Organization (PHSO) support our mission to transform health by ensuring everyone has personalized and convenient access to healthcare on the MercyOne network. MercyOne’s provider partners, through the Incirca Health Network powered by MercyOne, extend our circle of care through our patient-centered approach to care management, helping patients with complex needs navigate their health journey. health.

“MercyOne’s PHSO lives our mission by helping our network achieve the triple goal of improving outcomes, improving experience, and reducing the total cost of healthcare,” Novak said. “I am honored to be recognized on behalf of MercyOne, for our success in building a strong, connected network of healthcare facilities and services to care for the people of Iowa.”

As President of MercyOne Population Health Services Organization, Mr. Novak also provides leadership for business solutions and community health and wellness at MercyOne. He served at MercyOne in various capacities for nearly 15 years. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Operating Officer of MercyOne PHSO. Prior to joining MercyOne, Mr. Novak worked for aviation and aerospace company Textron. He received his Masters in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University in Fayette in 2008.


About Mercy One

MercyOne is a connected system of healthcare facilities and services dedicated to helping people and communities live their best lives. MercyOne healthcare providers and staff make health the top priority. The system’s clinics, medical centers, hospitals, and affiliates are located throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. Based in central Iowa, MercyOne was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health, two of the nation’s leading nonprofit Catholic health organizations.

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