Broadlawns Receives Make A Difference Award

Broadlawns employees accept make a difference award

Des Moines, IA (January 21, 2019) – Broadlawns Medical Center (BMC) is pleased to announce that they received the Make A Difference corporate award at this morning’s 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast.  Presented by the John R. Grubb YMCA, the Make A Difference awards recognize those who are perpetuating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

“Broadlawns is tremendously proud to serve a culturally diverse patient population,” said Jody Jenner, President and CEO of BMC. “We are humbled by the recognition from the Grubb YMCA, and our staff intends to continue doing our part to perpetuate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King.”

Broadlawns was recognized alongside Nolden Gentry who received the Make A Difference legacy award, Marvin DeJear who received the Make A Difference adult award, and Eric Samuka who received the Make A Difference youth award.

About Broadlawns

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 healthcare 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. In 1971, it became one of the first fully-accredited Family Medicine Residency programs in the Midwest and has curricula designed to meet all requirements of the residency review committee of the ACGME. Broadlawns offers fellowship training in foot and ankle trauma and in psychiatry for mid-level providers. In July 2018, Broadlawns and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines began jointly administering a Psychiatry Residency program. To learn more, please visit