MCMH Board of Trustees received a THREE-STAR certification from the Iowa Hospital Association
June 12, 2023
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics Board of Trustees receives a three-star certification from IHA.
April 20, 2023, in Des Moines, a group of 54 Iowa hospital trustees and 16 Iowa hospital boards were honored at the 2023 Iowa Hospital Association Governance Forum, an annual education conference for hospital trustees and governing boards. The Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics Board of Trustees received a three-star certification, which is the highest level of certification, from the Iowa Hospital Association. The Certification provides a framework for hospital trustees and governing boards to demonstrate their individual and collective commitment to their governance roles and responsibilities. The Certification is focused on education and governance best practices.
Jill Bergstrom, a trustee, was recertified at the event as well as other board members being certified for their first time. Trustees meet the certification requirements after completing 12 hours of health care specific education over a two-year period and confirming individually and as a board that recognized governance best practices are being used. Hospitals and health systems also are recognized as one, two or three-star boards, depending on the percentage of board members certified.
The IHA Board Certification Program reinforces board members staying informed on the pressing health care topics of the day – finance, quality, compliance and health care equity – while formally committing to good governance practices. As trustees for urban and rural hospitals across Iowa, board members have an obligation to the success of their organization and to the welfare of the communities they serve. These proactive steps demonstrate to employees, physicians, business and other stakeholders their commitment to serving the best interests of their communities.
The Iowa Hospital Association is a voluntary membership organization representing hospital and health system interests to business, government and consumer audiences. They are an advocacy, education and information leader supporting high-quality health care services for Iowa communities. Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics is proud to maintain the highest level of certification through IHA and ensure that every patient receives the highest quality care. Every person, every time.
Please See Below for 2023 IHA Hospital Board Certification Release.
Certification Press Release