Broadlawns Medical Center Seeks Interim Board Trustee
October 8, 2009
Broadlawns Medical Center Trustee Resigns From Board
DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 8, 2009) – Broadlawns Medical Center announced today that Judith Lahart has retired from its Board of Trustees. She is leaving the board for personal reasons. Lahart was elected to her first term on the Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees in 2008. The board of trustees thanked her for her service and ongoing commitment to Broadlawns Medical Center and its mission. Lahart previously retired from nursing at Broadlawns.
Lahart's resignation creates an open trustee position on the Broadlawns Medical Center board. Her term runs through December 2014. Per Iowa Code, vacancies on the board of trustees may be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the board of trustees.
Any citizen of Polk County who is interested in serving on the Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees should submit a letter of interest and/or curriculum vitae by November 6, 2009, to Lori Wahman, Board Manager at 1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50314. An application form is available for download at www.broadlawns.org.
Persons or spouses of persons with medical or special staff privileges at the hospital are not eligible to serve on the board of trustees. Also exempt from eligibility is anyone, as well as their spouses, who receives direct or indirect compensation in an amount greater than $1500 in a calendar year from the hospital or direct or indirect compensation in an amount greater than $1500 in a calendar year from a person contracting for services with the hospital.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary 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
View Downloadable PDF Trustee Application Form