HCHC Trustees Receive Education Certification from IHA

Written by Theresa Rose on May 22, 2017

Henry County Health Center Trustees received certification from the Iowa Hospital Association’s (IHA) Board Certification Program during the 2017 IHA Hospital Governance Forum in West Des Moines. Henry County Health Center Trustee Carmen Heaton received IHA Board Certification. Sally Olson, Robert Meyer, Jan Towne and Ron Clouse were re-certified.

IHA launched its Board Certification Program in 2010. Through this certification program, IHA has provided a framework to support Iowa hospitals in developing highly effective board members. Goals of the program include:


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


Currently, more than 150 trustees have successfully completed the requirements of the certification program. 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.