Hospital Board Certification Program

IHA has designed the Hospital Board Certification program to help hospitals use governance best practices, promote the coordination of care and the best use of resources. In turn, this demonstrates to lawmakers, regulators, physicians, employees, the business community and other community stakeholders that Iowa hospitals:

  • Understand and embrace the need for governance accountability.
  • Govern according to a standard of excellence.
  • Are willing to formally certify their adherence to governance best practices.
  • Are committed to coordination of resources in their communities.
  • Embrace community accountability and transparency.
  • Structure their community benefit and outreach programs to meet identified community needs.
  • Utilize data from IHA to identify and address areas of need, especially regarding the uninsured and underinsured.
  • Utilize performance data to identify opportunities for improvement and monitor progress that improves quality and safety.
  • Integrate local health efforts with state programs.

Certified trustees are recognized each year at the IHA Governance Forum.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Certified Trustees! See the listing below.

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*NEW* - Certified Hospital or System Boards

Hospitals and health systems can now register their entire board to complete the Hospital Board Certification Program.

To become a certified hospital or system board:

For hospitals or health systems that participate, three levels of board certification will be recognized:

  •  One Star (★) – 40 to 69 percent of all board members certified
  •  Two Stars (★★) – 70 to 99 percent of all board members certified
  •  Three Stars (★★★) – 100 percent of all board members certified

Trustee Resource Videos

IHA has several trustee resource videos included in the Multi-Media Showcase. Visit that section here.

Another group of Iowa hospital trustees has achieved new levels of governance education and effectiveness through IHA Board Certification. Here is the Class of 2020!

1 Star Board Participation

(40-69% participation)

  • MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
  • MercyOne Newton Medical Center
  • Monroe County Hospital and Clinics
  • UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center
  • Van Diest Medical Center

2 Star Board Participation

(70-99% participation)

  • Great River Health
  • Montgomery County Memorial Hospital
  • Story County Medical Center

3 Star Board Participation

(100% participation)

  • Adair County Health System
  • Clarinda Regional Health Center
  • Greene County Medical Center
  • Henry County Health Center
  • Jefferson County Health Center
  • Kossuth Regional Health Center
  • Lucas County Health Center

New Certified Trustees

Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda

  • Kathy Boysen

Great River Medical Center, West Burlington

  • Robert Fleming

Henry County Health Center, Mt Pleasant

  • Carla McNamee

Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield

  • Trent Hammes

Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona

  • Brenda Bormann
  • Tom Van Overbeke

Lucas County Health Center, Chariton

  • Angie Dachenbach

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

  • Emily Abbas
  • Glen Hall
  • Karl Keeler
  • Monica Friedman
  • Patricia McDermott
  • Theresa McConeghey

MercyOne Newton Medical Center, Newton

  • Laurie Conner

Story County Medical Center, Nevada

  • Nick Johnson

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center

  • Darwin Copeman

Trustees Maintaining Certification

Adair County Health System, Adair

  • Barb Kalbach
  • Marilyn Dolan
  • Clark Dolch
  • Holiann Weston

Boone County Hospital, Boone

  • Troy Thompson

Clarke County Hospital, Osceola

  • Deb Lundquist
  • Terry Jacobsen

Decatur County Hospital, Leon

  • Linda Chastain

Great River Health, West Burlington

  • Terri Dowell
  • Doug Martin

Greene County Medical Center, Jefferson

  • David Hoyt
  • Doug Hawn
  • Jim Schleisman
  • Judith Sankot
  • Kim Bates
  • Ralph Riedesel
  • William Raney

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics, Guttenberg

  • Janice Andregg

Henry County Health Center, Mt Pleasant

  • Janice Towne
  • Joel Prottsman
  • Kent Severson
  • Robert Meyer
  • Sally Olson

Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield

  • Bob Keller
  • Greg Hanshaw
  • Joneane Parker
  • Julie Greeson
  • Merlin Miller
  • Renee Rebling

Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona

  • Conley Nelson
  • John Cowin
  • Tom Geelan

Lucas County Health Center, Chariton

  • David Fletcher
  • Lisa Junkman

Mahaska Health, Oskaloosa

  • Amy McGriff
  • Jim Hansen

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines

  • Robert Ritz
  • Brenda Cushing
  • Dolores Preisinger
  • Suku Radia

MercyOne Newton Medical Center, Newton

  • Lois Vogel

Monroe County Hospital and Clinics, Albia

  • Marilee Scieszinski
  • Matthew Foster
  • Mike Spieler

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak

  • Jim Robinson
  • Kenneth Rech
  • Kevin Cabbage
  • Lorin Petersen
  • Roger Ehmke
  • Sarah Smith

Regional Medical Center, Manchester

  • Bev Preussner

Sioux Center Health, Sioux Center

  • Tim Byl

Story County Medical Center, Nevada

  • Gaylan Scofield
  • James Wright

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell

  • Allan Maly
  • David Stoakes
  • Jodi Cahalan
  • Sally Lang

VA Central Iowa Health Care System, Des Moines

  • Amy Dawson

Van Diest Medical Center, Webster City

  • Carroll Ose
  • Darcy Swon
  • Kirk McCollough

Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah

  • Karl Jacobsen

 

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