Eric Crowell, president and CEO of Iowa t Health - Des Moines, has been named an honoree of the distinguished Citation of Achievement Award from the College of Business at Iowa State University. Additional recipients are Jerald Dittmer ('80 Industrial Administration), the executive vice president of HNI Corporation and president of The HON Company and David Kingland ('80 Industrial Administration) is president and chief executive officer of Kingland Systems Corporation.
Established in 1985 to honor distinguished alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in life beyond the campus, the Citation of Achievement ceremony will take place at the Scheman Building on ISU's campus at 1:30pm on Friday, October 21.
Crowell graduated in 1980 from ISU with a degree in Industrial Administration before completing his masters in health administration from the University of Minnesota in 1982. He spent more than eight years as president and CEO of Trinity Regional Health System in the Quad Cities, during which time he led the efforts for Trinity's affiliation with Iowa Health. He then joined UnityPoint Health as a senior vice president in 1999 and was named to his current role of president and CEO of Iowa Health - Des Moines in 2001.
His vision and leadership has been credited for guiding the continued growth for all of Iowa Health - Des Moines. Crowell was instrumental in the planning and completion of Methodist West, a state-of-the-art hospital in West Des Moines, which opened in 2009. Methodist West was the first newly-licensed hospital in the state of Iowa in more than 50 years.
In addition, Crowell has been instrumental in integrating physicians throughout the Iowa Health - Des Moines organization. Currently, IowaHealth - Des Moines employs more than 250 physicians with several in key leadership positions. In addition, he has developed co-management agreements with Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons at Methodist West and with The Iowa Clinic in cardiology services at Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran and Methodist West.
A Des Moines native, Crowell now serves on several local boards, including the Greater Des Moines Partnership, American Heart Association and Des Moines Civic Center. He also serves on Grand View University's Board of Trustees.