Four Great River Health Systems board members earn certification

Four members of Great River Health’ Board of Directors completed the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) Board Certification Program in April. Bob Engberg, Bill Malcom and Bob McCulley earned certification, and board Chair Dan Wiedemeier renewed his certification.

The association launched its Board Certification Program in 2010, and more than 150 trustees have completed certification. Through this program, IHA provides a framework to support Iowa hospitals in developing highly-effective board members. Its goals include:

  • Demonstrating to community stakeholders that Iowa hospitals are dedicated to accountability and transparency, and are governed at the highest level of excellence
  • Helping hospitals use governance best practices
  • Promoting the coordination of care and the best use of resources

“In this time of significant change and uncertainty in health care, every hospital needs engaged and informed board members to function as an integral part of the hospital leadership team,” said Mark Richardson, president and CEO, Great River Health. “In achieving board certification, these four board members have invested their time and effort to help ensure Great River Health continues to provide the highest quality health care to the patients and families of southeast Iowa.”

The Iowa Hospital Association is a voluntary membership organization representing hospital and health system interests to business, government and consumer audiences. All of Iowa’s 118 community hospitals are IHA members.