Broadlawns Residents Select Peer Leader
June 9, 2009
Ryan Van Maanen, D.O., Named Chief Resident at Broadlawns Medical Center
Des Moines, June 9, 2009 – Ryan Van Maanen, D.O. has been selected as chief resident by his peers at Broadlawns Medical Center. He will serve in the leadership position for the hospital’s respected family residency program for six months through December 2009.
“Dr. Van Maanen has proven himself to be a dedicated member and leader of the health care team at Broadlawns,” said Larry Severidt, M.D., director of medical education and director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. “I know that he will continue the excellent leadership that we have seen with all of our recent chief residents.”
Timothy Howard, D.O., served as chief resident for the previous six months.
Van Maanen joined Broadlawns’ Family Medicine Residency Program in 2007 after receiving his medical degree from Des Moines University. His undergraduate degree was earned from Central College in Pella, Iowa.
“It’s an honor to serve as chief resident at Broadlawns Medical Center,” Van Maanen said. “I couldn’t ask for more from a residency experience both professionally and personally, and I look forward to working with the doctors and the staff to achieve the goals of the hospital.”
Celebrating its 85th anniversary as a community hospital this year, 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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