Harkness and Montgomery Join Broadlawns Board
DES MOINES, Iowa (July 27, 2009) – Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees President Jean Logan, RN, PhD, swore in two new trustees who had been appointed to fill open positions at the previous board meeting on July 1, 2009.
David Harkness will serve through December 2012 to complete the balance of the term vacated by the death of Karen Ellis. Harkness owns and operates CM Consulting, Broadcast Media Services in Des Moines. He has previously served two six-year terms on the Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees, from 1993 to 1998 and from 2000 to 2006, when he served on the board’s finance, planning and governance committees.
Charles Montgomery is filling the balance of a term through December 2010, created by Frank Harrison’s resignation. Montgomery is a senior managing attorney for MidAmerican Energy and serves as treasurer of the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy,
“This is a good step for the Broadlawns Board of Trustees,” said Logan. “Dave Harkness and Chuck Montgomery will help us tackle the challenges that lie ahead for Broadlawns Medical Center. We are confident in their ability to hit the ground running and lend their expertise and experience to round out our board.”
The Broadlawns Medical Center Board is made up of seven trustees who are elected to six-year terms by the voters of Polk County. Harkness and Montgomery join the five seated trustees Mary Fuller, Cynthia Gray, Judi Lahart, Logan and Janet Metcalf to complete the board’s seven positions.
This year marks Broadlawns 85th anniversary of serving the health care needs of Polk County. 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, including pediatrics and women’s health care.
- 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 nation.
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