Hy-Vee Health Exemplar Care News

press releases, recent articles and news features

Hello Iowa

A Holistic Approach to Improving Mental Health Video Series.

May 2nd 2024

Dr. Daniel Fick, Chief Medical Officer of Hy-Vee, and Dr. Jon Van Der Veer, Founder and CEO of Hy-Vee Health Exemplar Care, talk about the mental health crisis impacting the United States and the new “A Holistic Approach to Improving Mental Health Video Series.”

Dr Fick and Dr Van Der Veer

Hello Iowa

Solving Healthcare Challenges

April 4th 2024

Dr. Daniel Fick, Chief Medical Officer of Hy-Vee, and Dr. Jon Van Der Veer, Founder & CEO of Exemplar Care, visit with Megan Reuther on Hello Iowa to share details of how Exemplar Care is solving healthcare challenges.

Hy-Vee’s Exemplar Care deal aims to increase access, drive down costs with direct care model

The merger expands the Midwest grocery chain into subscription primary care service

February 23rd  2024

Hy-Vee Becomes Joint Owner of Exemplar Care

Bringing more affordable primary and urgent care services to Iowa patients and employers

January 30th, 2024
Exemplar Care to be renamed Hy-Vee Health Exemplar Care


New Ankeny Location

Ribbon Cutting

November 2023
Exemplar Care opened a new location in Ankeny


Dr. Michael Line

Appointed as Head of Patient Care

September 26,2023
Exemplar Care announced that Michael Line, MD, MMM, will serve as the organization’s Head of Patient Care effective immediately.


Makers Podcast

Doing Healthcare Right with Dr. Jon Van Der Veer

June 29, 2023
Leisa Fox is joined by Dr. Jon Van Der Veer, founder of Exemplar Care in Des Moines. Dr. Van Der Veer talks about why he founded Exemplar Care, how it works, and why it could be a great tool for employers and employees.


Exemplar Care Announces

Carl Behne, President and Chief Strategy Officer Onsite Full-time

June 19, 2023
Exemplar Care’s President and Chief Strategy Officer Carl Behne, FACHE, will no longer be balancing multiple organizations, rather he will focus solely on solving healthcare challenges with the rest of the Exemplar Care team.


aplos health logo

New Health Plan

Aplos Health Plans Launches New Health Plan Option for Iowa Based Employers

May 18. 2023
Exemplar Care are excited to partner with Aplos Health Plans and Vivid Clear Rx. We are planning a community event for employers, brokers and press at Ron Pearson Center at the end of June to introduce Iowa based employees to health plans.


Winner, two years in a row!

Des Moines' People's Choice DOCTOR

May 2023/May 2022
Humbled to be Des Moines’ People‘s Choice DOCTOR 2022 AND 2023!  Dr. Jon leads the Exemplar Care team by example, providing patient-focused care. We are grateful to everyone who voted.


WHO 13 Des Moines

Urgent care options hope to reduce burden on area hospitals

May 27. 2022
Between staffing shortages and the demand for beds, Polk County hospitals are operating at limited capacity. Health officials are reminding people about the urgent care option.

La Q Buena

¿Cuál es la mejor opción para cuidar tu salud y la de tu familia?

January 28, 2022
Honored for La Q Buena‘s shout out…Check it out.

We Are Iowa Local 5 News

What have we learned about Covid?

December 3, 2021
Check out Dr. Katie Kuehner (our Urgent Care Medical Director) talking with Mary Sugden on We Are Iowa Local 5 News‘s broadcast.


KCCI Des Moines

Exclusive: Iowans donating blood can get COVID-19 antibody testing at the same time

May 12, 2021
KCCI Stopped by help promote today’s Blood Drive.


Business Record

Exemplar Care launches 24/7 urgent care clinic

March 12, 2021
Exemplar Care adds 24/7 Urgent Care Clinic to the direct primary care practice established by Dr. Jon Van Der Veer in January 2019.

KCCI Des Moines

Exclusive: Travelers can get COVID-19 testing at DSM Airport

March 4, 2021
The airport is partnering with Exemplar Care to offer three types of on-site tests: An antibody test to answer if you’ve had COVID-19, a rapid antigen test to see if you have an active infection and a PCR test, which is the gold standard.

Press Release

DSM Airport adds onsite COVID-19 Testing

March 4, 2021

Des Moines International Airport partners with Exemplar Care to offer COVID testing to travelers

We are Iowa

On-site COVID testing now available at Des Moines International Airport

March 4, 2021
The Des Moines Airport Authority has partnered with Exemplar Care to provide travelers the convenience of on-site COVID-19 testing.

KCRG Des Moines

Des Moines airport offering on-site COVID-19 testing

March 4, 2021

Starting Thursday, people traveling through the Des Moines Airport can get tested for COVID-19 onsite.

Passengers can register online for an antibody, rapid antigen or PCR test provided by Exemplar Care. They can come to the airport once scheduled. People are notified by text and email when results are in.

Business Record

Exemplar Care launches 24/7 urgent care clinic to complement direct primary care

February 23, 2021
A West Des Moines physician who is beginning his third year operating a direct primary care practice has now launched a 24-hour urgent care/extended care clinic as an additional service for his members, but the clinic will also provide a much-needed off-hours community resource to the public.