Michelle Heim, DO, Named Chief Resident at Broadlawns Medical Center
Des Moines, June 16, 2010 – Michelle Heim, DO has been selected as chief resident by her fellow residents at Broadlawns Medical Center. She will serve in the leadership position for the hospital’s respected family residency program for six months from July 1 through December 31, 2010. Heim succeeds Benjamin Ross, MD, who served as chief resident since January 2010.
“Dr. Heim has proven herself to be a dedicated member and leader in the residents program at Broadlawns,” said Larry Severidt, MD, director of medical education and director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. “She follows in the footsteps of excellent leadership from our past chief residents, and I am confident she will continue the high standards that our residents have been setting.”
Heim joined Broadlawns’ Family Medicine Residency Program in 2008 after receiving her medical degree from Des Moines University. Her undergraduate degree was earned from Iowa State University in Ames.
As chief resident, Dr. Heim’s duties include acting as the liaison between the residents and administration, developing the resident call schedule and keeping the residents informed about organizational policy and procedures.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve as chief resident at Broadlawns Medical Center,” Heim said. “The residency program at Broadlawns is providing me with the training and professional guidance I was seeking. I look forward to working with the doctors and the staff to achieve the goals of the hospital.”
With a history that reaches back to 1903 as a community health center, Broadlawns Medical Center first opened its doors as a hospital to the residents of Polk County on April 13, 1924. Over the years, Broadlawns has adapted to the changing demands of public health care, yet remained true to its mission of offering quality health services to all Polk County residents and training tomorrow’s health care professionals.
Today, Broadlawns Medical Center is composed of:
- An acute care community hospital serving medical, surgical, mental health and primary care needs
- A 60-member physician practice overseeing numerous specialty clinics and outpatient services
- A Family Medicine Residency Program that graduates physician leaders who today serve in 22 of Iowa’s 99 counties
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