Tvedte joins Internal Medicine as Division Administrator

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Tvedte, MBA, to the position of Division Administrator in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation (HOBMT). She assumes responsibility for the division’s clinical and financial activities from Patty Hession, who is retiring in December from the University of Iowa after 11 years in the role. We are grateful for her diligent stewardship and commitment to the division, its faculty, and the department.

Tvedte joins us after 16 years with the Carver College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery. In her first years as a Business Manager in their department, Tvedte familiarized herself with the intricacies of coding and billing as well as the forecasting and analysis necessary for budgeting multiple clinical practices. That experience earned her a promotion to Manager of the Financial Analysis unit as she began to develop deeper relationships with clinicians as well as other administrative personnel within the department and University of Iowa Health Care. In 2013, Tvedte became Assistant Department Director and HV Services Manager for the Department of Surgery, incorporating multiple new divisions into the department’s financial structure and helping to implement the new funds flow financial model.

Interim HOBMT Division Director Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, is excited to add someone with extensive knowledge of UI Health Care’s financial operations to his administrative team. “Ann’s experience in Surgery, a large and complex department, shows that she will get up to speed quickly in our division. I appreciate her ability to see both the big picture while still paying attention to the details. I look forward to working with her as we chart a path forward for the division together.”

In her spare time, Tvedte is a Master Gardener. “I love to garden at home and at the various MG projects.” She and her husband are raising their “busy twins,” a boy and a girl currently in high school.

Tvedte is eager to begin in this new role today. “I look forward to assisting with the challenges and the successes, moving forward within the division.”

Please join us in welcoming Ann Tvedte to the department!

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