Chief Operating Officer, Genesis Health System; President, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport
Areas of Responsibility: As Chief Operating Officer for the health system, Diewald is responsible for the consistent, efficient and effective execution of all Genesis operations to deliver high-quality care and services. Operating areas under his oversight include: Genesis Medical Center, Davenport; Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus; all critical access hospitals (GMC DeWitt and GMC Aledo); Outpatient Services; Genesis Health Group; Genesis Home Health & Hospice; and, all Genesis Nursing Homes. GMC Davenport is the health system's largest entity, a 502-bed medical center on two campuses, with more than 450 physicians, 3,100 staff and 1,000 volunteers.
Bio: With more than 30 years of health care leadership, Diewald has experience in hospital operations, acquisitions, joint ventures and business development. He joined Genesis in December 2011 as President of GMC Davenport, was named a Senior Vice President and then Chief Operating Officer in January 2013. Prior to coming to Genesis, Diewald served as Executive Vice President for System Administration at Inova Health System in Fairfax, Va. In his role at Inova, Diewald had executive oversight for Inova Alexandria Hospital, as well as Inova Continuum of Care, the Inova employed physician practice and Inova Central Laboratory.
He also served as Inova’s Vice President of Growth and Ambulatory operations, which included responsibility for three non-campus based emergency departments, four urgent care centers, physical therapy operations and the Neuroscience service line. In addition to his experience at Inova, Diewald held a number of executive positions at St. John’s Mercy Health Care in St. Louis, Mo., including Vice President of St. John’s Mercy Medical Center. He led a variety of system-wide initiatives focused on customer satisfaction, patient safety and clinical service line growth.
Diewald holds Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from the College of St. Francis in Peoria, Ill., as well as a degree in Respiratory Therapy from Maryville University in St. Louis. He and his wife, Kris, have three daughters and a son.