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A Wyoming native, Michael McCoy, MD, FACOG, has practiced medicine in Burlington and West Burlington, Iowa, since completing his residency at the University of Iowa in 1990. He received his medical degree from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Dr. McCoy is a 32-year member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was Iowa Section Chair and State Legislative Chair, and he served on the Government Relations National Committee and was a District Officer. Dr. McCoy served for 8 years on the Iowa Medical Society Board, and is on the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative physician advisory panel.
Dr. McCoy became Great River Health System’s Chief Medical Officer in 2015.
In 2015, Dr. McCoy received the Iowa Medical Society’s Merit Award for his contributions to the medical profession and the society. He chaired the 2013 IMS Tort Reform Task Force, which sought to identify new policy options and break IMS’s decade-long medical malpractice reform impasse at the state legislature. The McCoy Report made bold and innovative recommendations, including pursuing legislation to establish a Candor program in Iowa – Communication and Optimal Resolution.
Dr. McCoy chaired Candor negotiations with the Iowa Association for Justice – the professional organization for Iowa trial lawyers – which resulted in historic legislation jointly supported by physicians and trial lawyers. Former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed IMS’ Candor legislation into law in 2015. The law was expanded in 2017.
After establishing a Candor pilot program at Great River Health System in 2016, he helped develop the 2017 Statewide Candor Conference, a partnership between IMS and the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative to provide program development and support for other Iowa hospitals.