Broadlawns' Head of Primary Care Clinic Accepts Regional Role
January 26, 2011
Dr. Workman Elected to AHA Regional Policy Board
Des Moines, January 26, 2011 – Douglas Workman, MD, was elected as a regional physician delegate and member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board for Region Six. The three-year term runs from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2013. Workman is the director of the Broadlawns Medical Center Primary Care Clinic.
The Regional Policy Board meets three times a year to discuss policy issues and alternatives. Their recommendations and analyses are used by the AHA Board of Trustees in the board's policy deliberations. Delegates maintain communications between the AHA and its memberships in state hospital associations, and provide advice and counsel on policy issues of interest to health and hospital system leaders. The members are also responsible for supporting and implementing AHA policy and programs, and encouraging their support by hospitals and health systems within their respective regions.
"This is an honor and distinction that Dr. Workman has earned with his dedication and commitment to providing high quality primary care in our community and region," said Jody Jenner, president and CEO of Broadlawns Medical Center. "Broadlawns is an active member of the American Hospital Association, and our leadership looks forward to having Dr. Workman represent our hospital and our community on the policy board."
Region Six includes the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
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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