UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center
(GRMC) announces the addition of two new leaders who will navigate the medical
center into 2019. Laura Juel, RN, MSN, will begin serving as vice president of
nursing and clinical services on January 2. Angelina Ahrens will begin January
7 as the new director of development at GRMC.
Juel comes to GRMC from UnityPoint Health – Des
Moines, where she served as the executive director of critical care, trauma,
neurosciences, stroke, renal/transplant, and inpatient acute dialysis. She
has served in several manager and leadership roles within UnityPoint Health –
Des Moines since 2006.
“I am very pleased to welcome Laura to our GRMC
family,” says Jennifer Havens, CEO of UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional
Medical Center. “She has a great nursing and leadership background and coming
from another UnityPoint Health affiliate, she will be a great resource for us.”
Juel earned her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing
from the University of Iowa. She has also earned honors within the nursing
profession such as being named among the 100 Great Iowa Nurses and the DAISY
“I’ve heard excellent caring stories about GRMC and
the staff. I’m looking forward to working at the hospital and expanding the
excellent care and services available in Central Iowa,” says Juel.
Ahrens will lead the GRMC Foundation and expand upon
the development programs currently in place, including leadership for major and
capital gifts, planned giving, annual giving, and various stewardship programs.
Ahrens has a long history of focusing on work that
improves communities. She has served as the Associate Director of Major Gifts
in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at Grinnell College. She was
recruited to Grinnell College in June 2015. She grew up in Montezuma and
still has family in the community. Ahrens attended Upper Iowa University in
Fayette, Iowa, and earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the College
of Charleston, in Charleston, SC.
“I’m delighted to work for the hospital where I was
born,” Ahrens says. “I have family and friends who work at GRMC and they
take great pride in the care that they provide. I look forward to being a part
of the GRMC team and am eager to engage people in meaningful ways that directly
impacts their care. GRMC is our hospital and I’m excited to build a
program of which the community can be proud.”
“We are equally excited to welcome Angelina to our
foundation and to expand development and fundraising here at GRMC. She is an
excellent fit with her experience at Grinnell College and her local roots,”