Broadlawns Physician is Serving Second Term of the Board
August 31, 2010
Mandi Elected Vice Chair of Board of Podiatry
Des Moines, August 31, 2010 – Denise Mandi, DPM, Section Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery at Broadlawns Medical Center, was elected Vice Chair of the Iowa Board of Podiatry on July 9, 2010, by the members of the board.
Dr. Mandi was originally appointed to the board by Governor Culver in 2007 and began her second term this year.
“I am honored to be elected to this position by my fellow board members,” said Dr. Mandi. “The purpose of the Iowa Board of Podiatry is to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed podiatrists in this state. Foot and ankle health plays an important role in overall quality of life, and we are committed to promoting the public health, welfare and safety through the work of this board.”
The Iowa Board of Podiatry is responsible for maintaining the quality of podiatric medical care and protecting public safety in the state through licensing, continuing education and disciplining of podiatric practitioners. The seven board members are appointed by the governor to three-year terms.
Mandi joined Broadlawns Medical Center in 2004 after receiving her medical degree from Des Moines University. She is certified by the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery. Mandi is the only Central Iowa surgeon who is certified to perform total ankle joint replacement surgery utilizing all available artificial ankle implants with the AgilityTM, InBoneTM and TornierTM options.
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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