JRMC names new ED medical director


Gregory Blythe, DO

     UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center (JRMC) has named a new Emergency Department medical director. Gregory Blythe, DO, has accepted the position of medical director of the Emergency Department and Anamosa Area Ambulance, effective June 10.

     Dr. Blythe is replacing Dr. David Baumgartner, who will continue to work as an emergency physician at JRMC.

     Dr. Blythe has worked at JRMC, St. Luke’s Hospital and Buchanan County Medical Center. He received his medical degree at Des Moines University in 2012 and completed his emergency medicine residency at Indiana University – School of Medicine in 2015.

     “I’d like to thank Dr. David Baumgartner for his leadership,” said Eric Briesemeister, CEO of JRMC. “Dr. Baumgartner did an amazing job and brought tremendous compassion to the role. Without him, we could not have achieved our Top 100 CAH recognition.

     “For our next chapter, we’re excited to have Dr. Blythe on board. Dr. Blythe brings a wealth of experience and will continue to build upon our many years of success. He is passionate about emergency medicine and that passion will drive us forward.”

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