Broadlawns Announces Tony Coleman as President and Chief Executive Officer

Des Moines, Iowa (October 21, 2021) – Broadlawns Medical Center (BMC) announced today that Anthony (Tony) Coleman will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization effective December 6, 2021. 

“After conducting a national search, Tony Coleman was unanimously chosen by the board of trustees to serve as the next President and CEO for Broadlawns,” said J. Marc Ward, Chairman of the BMC Board of Trustees.  “Throughout the interview process, Dr. Coleman demonstrated exceptional leadership, financial acumen and a genuine dedication to fulfilling Broadlawns’ mission of service to our community.  We very much look forward to his arrival and are confident that he will be a tremendous leader for Broadlawns and the Polk County community.”

Dr. Coleman joins BMC having most recently served as Vice President of Operations Support and Assistant Hospital Administrator for Kaiser Permanente’s largest and fastest growing service area in San Bernardino, California.  Dr. Coleman’s prior leadership experience includes healthcare administration roles as a Naval Officer, COO and CFO during his twenty-years of service in the United States Navy.   Dr. Coleman earned his Doctorate in Health Administration and Policy and his Master of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce, Education and Development from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

“It is an honor to join such a remarkable organization with a reputation of outstanding care and service,” said Tony Coleman, incoming President and CEO of BMC. “I am grateful to the Broadlawns Board of Trustees for entrusting me with this amazing leadership opportunity. I look forward to working together with the community, our physicians, and every Broadlawns team member to ensure that all Polk County residents have access to high quality healthcare, regardless of an individual’s needs or background.”

Dr. Coleman will assume his role as President and Chief Executive Officer for Broadlawns Medical Center on Monday, December 6, 2021.


About Broadlawns Medical Center

Broadlawns Medical Center is a nonprofit healthcare organization that ensures our community is provided quality healthcare that is coordinated, compassionate and cost‐effective. The Broadlawns campus includes an acute care hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and emergency services, lab, radiology, dentistry, crisis services, inpatient, outpatient and community-based mental healthcare.  Broadlawns accepts all forms of insurance and its approach to health care and quality outcomes earned a Level 3 rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the highest achievable status for a medical delivery model. Broadlawns takes a leadership position in teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals through its residency and fellowship programs.