UnityPoint Health has named Dr. Patricia Newland as president and CEO of UnityPoint Clinic, effective Aug. 14. Newland, who joined UnityPoint Clinic in 2000 as a board-certified, practicing family physician, was most recently medical director of primary care for UnityPoint Health. She succeeds Dr. Sanjeeb Khatua, who had held that position since January 2021. In a release, the health systems said that Newland was "selected by a committee of leaders and physicians based on her expertise in advancing quality and safety outcomes, as well as her trusted leadership and dedication to elevating the clinician experience." She held the president and CEO role on an interim basis before her predecessor began in the position. Dr. Andrea White, chair of the UnityPoint Clinic board of directors, stated: "I've had the sincere privilege of working alongside Dr. Newland for many years and am confident in her expertise and leadership. As we continue to navigate the pandemic, manage its impact on healthcare professionals and prioritize the overall experience of our patients and team members, I'm thrilled for what the future holds with Dr. Newland leading the way for UnityPoint Clinic." UnityPoint Health did not immediately provide any information regarding Khatua’s departure. The Business Record learned today that Khatua returned to Chicago to rejoin his previous employer, Edward-Elmhurst Health, in the newly created position of chief physician executive that began this month with Northshore - Edward-Elmhurst Health, according to an announcement by that health system made in late April. Khatua had held multiple leadership positions there previously.