trustee certification, clarke county hospital, iowa hospital association, While the physicians and staff at the hospital continue to provide outstanding care, Clarke County Hospital’s Board of TrusteesClarke County Hospital has become one of the nation’s top-ranked rural emergency and patient care facilities. With recent renovations and expansions, Osceola and the surrounding communities will have the opportunity to experience services and efficiencies not offered in similar rural hospitals. While the physicians and staff at the hospital continue to provide outstanding care, Clarke County Hospital’s Board of Trustees works behind the scenes to provide direction for the future of the hospital.

At the end of November, members of the Clarke County Hospital Board of Trustees completed the Iowa Hospital Association’s (IHA) Trustee Education Certification Program. This program, geared toward developing hospital governance boards steeped with knowledge and foresight in hospital management best practices and the most efficient and effective use of hospital resources for the community, is offered on an annual basis to lawmakers, regulators, physicians, employees and the business community throughout Iowa.

For the Clarke County Hospital, the following Board of Trustees and Community Leaders took part and received their certification from the Iowa Hospital Association:

Don Waltz, Board Chairperson

Teresa Woods, Board Vice Chairperson & Treasurer

Kevin Klemesrud, Board Secretary

Dave Selene, Board Member

Deb Lundquist, Board Member

Terry Jacobson, Board Member


“I think it’s great that Clarke County Hospital’s Board of Trustees has dedicated their time to better handle the affairs of the hospital,” said Don Waltz, Board of Trustees Chairperson. “Completing this extra level of education will benefit the hospital and the people of Clarke County.”

Clarke County Hospital has been participating in the IHA Trustee Certification Program for the last two years. Through this and similar programs, those that create policy, drive development, and make decisions on the care of the community can be assured they have the most current data and information from a State and National level to maintain Clarke County Hospital’s leadership role in the industry. Community members can also rest assured the future of their health and wellness services in Clarke County are driven from the highest level of expertise.

For additional information on how Clarke County Hospital, its doctors, staff and volunteers strive to meet the needs of Clarke County, you can go to: or contact Brian Evans, CEO at Clarke County Hospital at 800 S. Fillmore Street, Osceola, Iowa 50213, phone: 641-342-2184 or email [email protected].

About Clarke County Hospital
Clarke County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Osceola, Iowa that delivers patient-centered, quality outcomes for south central Iowans. An affiliate partner with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, Clarke County Hospital specializes in emergency care, general surgery, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, infusion services, physical and occupational therapy services, acute care and extended care inpatient services. Clarke County Hospital is committed to providing “Excellence Close to Home” by delivering the best of care to our patients and their families.