Broadlawns Elects 2009 Medical and Surgical Leadership
January 28, 2009
Broadlawns Announces Staff Leadership Elections
DES MOINES, Iowa (January 28, 2009) – Broadlawns Medical Center elected medical staff officers and departmental leadership for 2009. Broadlawns Chief Medical Officer Vincent Mandracchia, DPM, MHA, announced that Douglas M. Workman, MD, director of the Broadlawns Medical Group Primary Care Clinic, was elected president of the medical staff.
“Dr. Workman has been part of the family medicine staff at Broadlawns since 1999,” said Mandracchia. “He has provided excellent leadership in the development of our new Primary Care Clinic, which created a medical home model for our patients as we increase access to much-needed primary health care in our community.”
Departmental chairs were also elected by their peers for one-year terms. In addition to departmental responsibilities, the department chairs sit on the Medical Executive Committee, which governs the medical staff. Denise M. Mandi, DPM, was elected to a second term as chair of the department of surgery. Mandi came to Broadlawns in 2004, and has been section chief of foot and ankle surgery since 2006.
Physicians in the medical department elected Randy Maigaard, MD as the new chair of the department. Maigaard, in his thirteenth year at Broadlawns, is board certified in internal medicine and is involved with residency training.
With a history as a community health center dating back to 1903, 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 and 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 serve communities across Iowa and the country.
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