93rd IHA Annual Meeting

Join your health care colleagues to share, learn and celebrate with us at the 2022 IHA Annual Meeting in Des Moines. As hospital leaders continue to grapple with myriad issues, including staffing and mounting financial pressures, recharging goals and missions is vital to successfully rebuilding and energizing teams. This year’s annual meeting will offer valuable insights into renewing administrative and clinical values.

IHA again offers an outstanding agenda, condensed this year into two days. Those two days still feature amazing speakers, innovative case studies and countless opportunities to network and share ideas with colleagues. The IHA Annual Meeting is the perfect setting to gain perspective, share insights and experiences, and discuss how to sustain positive change while embracing our shared responsibilities to Iowans.

As the largest gathering of Iowa hospital leaders in the state, this is one event you won’t want to miss. For more information click HERE.


Keynote speakers


Steve Cadigan has been at the forefront of global talent strategy and company culture for the past 30 years. Most famous for scaling LinkedIn from 400 to 4,000 in 3 ½ years, he also led the development of LinkedIn’s legendary company culture and was at the helm of the talent function for its period of highest growth and through their initial public offering. Today, Cadigan helps companies reframe what they offer to employees and helps employees take ownership of uncertain careers and futures. He offers strategy and talent insight in disruptive times through keynotes, seminars and workshops.


A cancer diagnosis at 10 didn’t put Hayley Arceneaux’s dreams on hold. Her treatment and other experiences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital not only cured her but also changed her career aspirations. Now a physician assistant at St. Jude, she’s giving back to the place that saved her life. In September 2021, she was an ambassador for the hospital on SpaceX Inspiration4, the first all-civilian mission to orbit Earth.

IHA is proud to partner with MercyOne to bring this keynote to the Annual Meeting in honor of David Vellinga, a longtime Iowa hospital and health system leader and former chair of the IHA Board of Officers and Trustees.


Following treatment for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Michael O’Neil emerged humbled and inspired to finish graduate studies interrupted unexpectedly by cancer. Steering the final year of his Juris Doctor/MBA program from concept to business plan, he launched GetWellNetwork in August 2000 to tackle an unaddressed problem in health care: empowering patients to take control of their health care journey. Today, O’Neil leads the global digital health company as founder and CEO.

2022 IHA Annual Meeting Information

LeaderPass (Annual Meeting on-site virtual guide)

Everything you need to know about the Annual Meeting is at your fingertips. LeaderPass will display event details, including session descriptions, handouts, surveys, sponsor and exhibitor information, and awards and recognition. Instructions about how to access LeaderPass will be included in your Annual Meeting registration confirmation email. Use the Chrome internet browser when accessing LeaderPass.

Continuing education

Continuing education includes:

  • American College of Healthcare Executives face-to-face and qualified education.
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.
  • Continuing Legal Education.
  • Human Resources Certification Institute.
  • Iowa nursing contact hours.
  • Hospital Board Certification hours.

Complete details, including certificate of attendance forms, will be coming soon.

Exhibitor Information

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