DMU Graduate Selected By Peers
July 29, 2008
Broadlawns Residency Programs Select Chief Resident
Des Moines, July 29, 2008 – Daniel Wientzen, D.O. has been selected by his peers and colleagues as the chief resident of the Broadlawns Medical Center Family Medicine and Transitional Year Residencies.
Wientzen, a 2006 graduate of Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center, is a third-year family medicine resident at Broadlawns. His term of office runs from July 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008.
“We are very fortunate at Broadlawns to have strong resident leadership at all levels, which greatly enhances the training and teaching in our institution,” said Larry Severidt, M.D., director of medical education at Broadlawns.
Wientzen takes over the leadership role from Luke Brinkman, M.D., the outgoing chief resident. In his new position, Wientzen's duties include scheduling resident call and acting as the liaison to administration for the residents.
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 throughout Iowa and across the United States.
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