Glasgo Elected At-Large Delegate for American Hospital Association BoardJan 05, 2024
UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge President Leah Glasgo was recently elected as an At-Large Delegate to Regional Policy Board 6 (RPB 6) by the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA).
“It’s an honor to serve as a delegate to the regional policy board and advocate for healthcare in rural communities,” said Glasgo. “I look forward to continuing the work toward AHA’s vision of a just society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.”
Regional policy boards meet three times per year. They assist in fostering and maintaining communication between AHA, its membership and state associations through a regional network. At-large and state appointed delegates provide input on policy issues, serve on policy development committees when appropriate, assist in implementing Association policy and programs, and identify problems and needs unique to the region.
“We are so grateful to have Leah serve on the regional policy board,” said David Stark, Chief of Government Affairs and Foundation and the Iowa Hospital Association chair elect. “Leah brings a wealth of knowledge of rural healthcare and development, along with a passion for providing exceptional care to our patients. She will be a great addition to the board."
The AHA has a total of nine regions. Region 6 is made of seven states – Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. There are 30 delegates, plus state hospital association executives on the RPB. Glasgo will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2024, and expiring December 31, 2026.
Glasgo has been President of UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge since January 2019. In addition to her Fort Dodge leadership responsibilities, she also served as interim Market President for UnityPoint Health – Sioux City during the last year.
She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Along with being on the AHA RPB 6, Leah serves on the Iowa Hospital Association Board of Directors, Fort Dodge Betterment Association, Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and the Athletics for Education and Success boards.