The Drumbeat is a monthly email featuring hospital success stories, recorded IHC webinars, and local/national educational resources.


Wayne County Hospital

It’s a busy morning at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa and yet it is business as usual.  The nursing floor is a flurry of activity with a generous mix of medical/surgical, ICU, obstetric and mother/baby patients.  The ER has been steady for the past 24 hours and as the sun is starting to blaze, the provider for the day is getting his first cup of coffee.  The nursing staff, which implemented a Team Lead staffing model in December 2014 is stretched to its limits until physician rounds cue morning discharges.  Enter Daren Relph, PM-CCP, CEO.
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SIM (State Innovation Models) Conference

We only opened registration a week ago, and we have over 200 registered!

Join us on August 18 as we discuss Iowa’s plan for health system transformation that builds upon the ACO model that currently covers the Iowa Wellness Plan population with 3 main goals:

a) Transform Healthcare Delivery by expanding ACO model and primary care provider assignments
b)  Improve Population Health throughout communities
c)  Decrease per capita health care spending
Register here. For more information please contact Susan O'Brien at

Swinging for Scholars

Recently on a beautiful July day, the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative joined the Iowa Hospital Association, their member organizations and other dedicated supporters at the Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City for the annual Swinging for Scholars golf outing.  Read more here.

Ryan Stepan, Senior Clinic Administrator, UnityPoint Clinic Fort Dodge, wearing the IHC “HEN Hat” at the 2015 IHERF golf event.
HEN (Hospital Engagement Network)

Our clinical coordinators Jennifer Brockman, and Cyndi Schmidt, are here to assist you with your efforts.

Check back on our website in the next few weeks as we'll have some updates on education and more information on our HEN Learning Community being held November 11, 2015.

Coming Up

TeamSTEPPS which stands for "Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety" is launching on August 20 a community of practice and we want you to join! More information here or reach out to Kady Hodges at

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Travelers' Health 2015

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