Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s governing board elected the 2015 officers and committee chairs. Leading the board in 2015 is Todd Reding, Grinnell, chief operating officer/vice president for investments, Charrette Venture Group. The chair-elect is Wendy Kadner, owner of WSK Solutions, LLC, and Grandma’s House, Grinnell.
Bill Menner, Grinnell, the Iowa state director for rural development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, shifts to the past-chair position. Rachelle Johnson, JD, West Liberty, attorney, University of Iowa, will continue her current leadership position as secretary for the board. Dan Agnew, Grinnell, retired president of Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, will continue as the treasurer and finance committee chair. Quality committee chair is Karla Erickson, associate professor of sociology, Grinnell College, from Grinnell. Dave Stoakes, EdD, retired superintendent, will be the trustee organization and education committee chair.
“GRMC’s board places a high priority on quality care and has added the quality committee chair to the executive committee,” says Reding. “I speak for the board when I say overseeing a hospital in today’s environment takes a highly engaged board with diverse experiences. We have a dynamic board with healthcare, technology, corporate finance, human resources, and legal expertise. We have tremendous knowledge on this governing board leading the medical center forward.”
The GRMC Board of Trustees includes the officers and committee chairs as well as Jodi Cahalan, PhD, West Des Moines; Ed Hatcher, Laura Ferguson, MD, Nicholas Kuiper, DO, Sarah Smith, all of Grinnell; and Brian Watson, Montezuma. Ex officio members of the board include Todd Linden, GRMC President and CEO; Rusty Jones, Grinnell State Bank; Ron Collins, MD, GRMC medical staff president; and Sally Lang, GRMC Foundation Board chair.
The board is responsible for overall governance of GRMC, a 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.