New Leaders Grinnell Regional Medical Center

New Leaders Join Grinnell Regional Medical Center Team

Laura Juel and Angelina Ahrens to join leadership team at GRMC

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 Leader award.

“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,” Havens says.