Bakke and VanZee Join Broadlawns' New Emergency Department
January 4, 2011
Des Moines, January 4, 2011 – Ryan Bakke, DO, and Martin VanZee, DO, have joined the medical staff of the Emergency Department at Broadlawns Medical Center. Both doctors received their medical degrees from Des Moines University and completed their family medicine residencies at Broadlawns. Bakke and VanZee are each certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
"This increase in staff for the Emergency Department balances the recent expansion of our emergency facilities," said Vincent Mandracchia, DPM, MHA, chief medical officer for Broadlawns. "Drs. Bakke and Van Zee are welcome additions to our staff and will help us meet the challenging 24/7 demands for care in this department."
The recent opening of the new emergency department at Broadlawns added seven patient rooms, an increase of 50 percent. The expanded and renovated department provides needed space and allows for enhanced services and state-of-the-art technology.
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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