Grinnell Regional Medical Center Elects New Officers, New Members


UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Board of Trustees announces its 2019-2020 officers and new members. 

Elected officers include Bill Menner, Chair, The Bill Menner Group; David Stoakes, EdD, Chair Elect, retired superintendent Cedar Falls School District; Sally Lang, Treasurer, retired from John Deere Company; Al Maly, Secretary, retired from AT&T/Bell Laboratories; and Wendy Kadner, Past Chair, Divurgent. Trustee officers serve two-year terms. 

The GRMC Board of Trustees also welcomes three new members in 2019. Darwin Copeman, retired Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company; Rachael Kinnick, Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce; and Dr. Douglas Van Daele, University of Iowa Health Care. 

Other members of the GRMC Board of Trustees include Jodi Cahalan, PhD., Des Moines University; Ron Collins, MD, UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Internal Medicine; Lauren Graham, MD, UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Internal Medicine; Ed Hatcher, farmer and retired teacher; and Sarah Smith, Grinnell College. Representing UnityPoint Health– Des Moines are David Stark, president and CEO, and Sid Ramsey, vice-president strategic business development. 

Ex-officio voting members of the board include Laura Ferguson, MD, UnityPoint Health– Grinnell Regional Medical Center medical staff president; Jennifer Havens, CEO for UnityPoint Health– Grinnell Regional Medical Center, and, Dennis Day, UnityPoint Health– Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation board president. 

The GRMC board is responsible for overall governance of the nonprofit, private medical center. Its primary roles include maintaining the mission and vision; strategic planning; appointing the medical and advanced practice providers; approving the annual budget and providing financial oversight; monitoring overall quality of services; and appointing the chief executive. 


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