Hijinio Carreon, D.O.’03, FACEP, FAAEM, M.B.A., in May was named the system-wide chief medical executive at MercyOne, an organization headquartered in Des Moines with clinics, medical centers, hospitals and affiliates located throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. He has been a part of the organization for more than 13 years, beginning as an emergency medicine physician and advancing to his most recent role as chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs for MercyOne Central Iowa.
In his role, Carreon provides clinical and operations leadership as well as guidance and oversight to the entire organization. He works closely with clinicians and medical staff members across MercyOne, including serving as the system liaison to the ministries’ chief medical officers.
“Being invited to serve MercyOne in this capacity is an absolute honor,” he said in MercyOne’s announcement of his appointment. “In accepting this role, my mission is to foster MercyOne’s commitment to expanding access to high-quality, affordable care, all while championing health equality and providing innovative care in the communities we are privileged to serve. I am looking forward to deepening our partnerships with our physicians, advanced practice providers and colleagues across our ministries in Iowa. I hope to further build and strengthen our provider networks and ensure that our clinicians have the resources and support needed to provide the highest levels of patient care across the continuum.”
In addition to his roles at MercyOne, Carreon serves as co-medical director of emergency medical services for the Mercy College of Health Sciences, emergency physician trauma surveyor for the Iowa Department of Public Health and director at large for the Iowa American College of Emergency Physicians.