Des Moines University announced that Karl Keeler, president of MercyOne Central Iowa Medical Center, and Kevin Vermeer, president and chief executive officer of UnityPoint Health, have joined the DMU board of trustees. Their service on the board, which began at its meeting in March, continues the representation of both health systems on the university’s governing board. “The long-standing productive relationship and partnerships we have with Mercy and UnityPoint are vital to our overall success as an academic health center, given the strong ties we have for clinical training at their hospitals and clinics,” said Angela Walker Franklin, DMU president and CEO. “We benefit greatly from their expertise and business acumen.”