NEWS RELEASE (December 20, 2023) – The Broadlawns Medical Center (BMC) Board of Trustees (BOT) recently announced its intention to conduct a national search for a new President and CEO. During a regular meeting on December 19, 2023, the board accepted a proposal from Hartz Search, based out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hartz Search was selected after reviewing several proposals from similar services. Hartz Search will be retained because of its concierge-level service of executive search capabilities. They utilize an evidence-based engagement process that identifies, evaluates, and qualifies talent to meet strategic objectives. Hartz consultants work in a team-based, collaborative environment, leveraging real-time problem-solving. They stood apart from other proposals because they believe transparent communication is essential for establishing trust and integrity, and for their accessible 24/7 single-point of contact. They are committed to connecting clients and candidates with the common goal of improving the industry served. Hartz Search will initiate the search process shortly after the beginning of the year.

Additionally, local community members will be engaged and serve an integral role in this process. Comprised of board, community, and staff members, the Search Committee includes:

Board of Trustees

Dr. Andy McGuire, BOT Secretary

Dave Miglin, BOT Chair

Emily Webb, Search Committee Chair and BOT Vice Chair

Community Members

Paul Hayes, Finance Committee, President of JSC Properties

Srikant Mikkilineni, Clive City Council, Senior Counsel at Vontier

Emily Westergaard, Foundation Board Chair, CEO of By Degrees Foundation

Staff & Clinicians

Dr. Dana Danley, Physician

Dr. Bryan Folkers, Physician

Paula Gedgoud, RN

Dennis Henderson, TEACH/TECH Program Coordinator

Dr. Yulia Johnson, Physician

Dr. Larry Severidt, Physician


“We look forward to working with Hartz Search and the Review Committee, as we navigate next steps to hire a President and CEO for Broadlawns Medical Center,” said Dave Miglin, Chairperson of BMC’s Board of Trustees. “Hartz Search is a trusted resource with expertise, and paired with our knowledgeable Review Committee, we are confident and excited for the results of this search process.”

Interim CEO and acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jason Kruse will continue to serve in his leadership capacity, until a CEO and President has been named. The Board appreciates Dr. Kruse’s commitment to twice answering the call to serve and is confident in the Broadlawns Executive Leadership Team for their passion and commitment to Broadlawns and its patients.