The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Molly Flynn, MBA, MHA, will become Division Administrator for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, effective November 6. Flynn succeeds Jonathan Bluemke, MS-HSM, who will extend his time with the department to help manage the transition.
Flynn comes to us with a strong background in cardiovascular medicine administration, having served in administrative and director roles for five years in the Iowa Heart Center’s Iowa City and Cedar Rapids locations before moving to Mercy Medical Center. There, she worked as a director of specialty clinic operations and cardiac services for eight years. Most recently, Flynn has worked as the hospital administrator for Frey Pet Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
“I’ve spent the majority of my career to date helping build cardiovascular teams and services in the region, and I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to join the team at UIHC who is changing the face of cardiovascular medicine,” Flynn said. “Through years of this work, I’ve witnessed firsthand that what we do change people’s lives for the better. It is truly an honor to join UIHC’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.”
“Molly comes strongly endorsed by the team she worked with in Mercy’s Division of Cardiac Services,” said Barry London, MD, PhD, Director for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. “We are lucky to have the opportunity to work with her here now, especially as we look forward to the changes our Mercy acquisition may bring. Molly is uniquely prepared for this position and next step in her career. We look forward to welcoming her and having her work with us in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.”
In addition to her career, Flynn has cultivated a robust community presence: she regularly participates as an advisory board member for area businesses and educational institutions, leads teams of volunteers supporting University of Iowa programs and the American Heart Association, and both guest lectures and plays piano for her alma mater and church, respectively.
In her personal time, Flynn said she stays busy, “by chasing two high schoolers around to their activities. But, if given the chance to spend time off the bleachers, you might find me hiking, cooking, cheering on a college basketball game, or enjoying live music of most any genre!”
Please join us in welcoming Molly Flynn to the department.