Iowa Heart Foundation

Every Heart a Healthy Heart.

aka Iowa Heart Center Foundation   |   West Des Moines, IA   |  www.iowaheartfoundation.org

Mission

The mission of the Iowa Heart Center Foundation is to provide community-based services and educational programs that inspire Iowans to lead a heart-healthy life.

Ruling year info

1992

Development Officer

Lezlie Mestdagh

Main address

5880 University Ave Suite 101

West Des Moines, IA 50266 USA

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EIN

42-1372472

NTEE code info

Heart and Circulatory System (G43)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Nursing Tuition Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded annually to Iowa students attending Iowa nursing schools. The application process begins in April with scholarship awards for Fall semester.

Population(s) Served
Students

Community-based walks led by local cardiologists and/or other Iowa Heart Center healthcare staff. Walks are held monthly (May - October) with the goal to increase activity within the community and provide health information at each event.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Annual conference designed to provide up-to-date continuing education to nurses, medical assistants, and EMS providers in central Iowa. This half-day conference provides continuing education in addition to the opportunity to network with other healthcare professionals from the area.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Emergency responders

Annual conference for healthcare providers and staff with purpose to increase knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. This conference is held in the metro Des Moines area with an attendance of more than 450 including attendees from a five state area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Annual community education event in Des Moines metro area with prominent authors/speakers that discuss current trends in healthy living including nutrition and activity.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

Monthly vendor exhibits to provide education to Iowa Heart Center clinical staff regarding cardiovascular medications and/or devices.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Bi-annual cardiac conference designed to provide continuing education in north central Iowa.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Program designed to place AEDs in Iowa businesses or facilities that show a need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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Financials

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Iowa Heart Foundation

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Thomas M. Brown

Iowa Heart Center/Mercy-Des Moines

Term: 2019 - 2021

John Shors

Davis Brown Law Firm

Mark Tannenbaum, M.D.

Iowa Heart Center/Mercy-Des Moines

Mark Berry, D.O.

Iowa Heart Center/Mercy-Des Moines

Jose Borromeo, M.D.

Iowa Heart Center/Mercy-Des Moines

Frances Johnson, M.D.

Iowa Heart Center/Mercy-Des Moines

Kim Oswald, RN, MSN, Ed.D.

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Julie Younger, M.B.A.

Iowa Heart Center/Mercy-Des Moines