Broadlawns Medical Center Board Appoints New Trustee
DES MOINES, Iowa (Dec. 9, 2009) – In accordance with Iowa Code, Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees appointed Michael D. Treinen to fill the seat previously vacated by the resignation of Judith Lahart in October. The vote came during a special meeting of the board on December 2, 2009. Trienen's term will run through December 2014.
“We are fortunate to find a candidate with Mike Treinen's experience and knowledge to serve on the Board of Trustees through the end of this term," said Board of Trustees President Jean Logan, RN, PhD. “The residents of Polk County will benefit from his commitment to helping Broadlawns Medical Center serve its mission.”
Treinen is a retired partner of BrownWinick Law Firm, where his practice focused on lobbying, representing clients before the Iowa Legislature and Executive Branch agencies. He was selected by his peers for the “Best Lawyers in America” listing in Insurance Law in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Before joining BrownWinick, he was a corporate attorney at the Principal Financial Group for 21 years. As lead attorney for corporate employment law and civil rights litigation, Treinen negotiated union contracts and dealt with a wide variety of insurance litigation.
Treinen has been an active community leader, serving in many civic organizations, including the Fort Des Moines Black Officers & WAAC Memorial, the Downtown Lions Club, Des Moines Playhouse, Iowa Regional Library Board, Iowa State Bar Association Corporate Law Subcommittee, Iowa Association of Business & Industry Health Committee, and the Civil Rights & Employment Practices Committee.
A graduate of Creighton University and the University of Iowa College of Law, Treinen is a retired Army Reserve Colonel and a Vietnam veteran. He currently serves on the Broadlawns Medical Center Government Relations Advisory Council, as well as the Area IV Chair of the Employer Outreach Committee of the Iowa Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR). He also volunteers at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum.
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
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