Delagardelle joins Mount Mercy University Board of Trustees

Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela K. Delagardelle to its board of trustees. Delagardelle is president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Waterloo and a Mount Mercy alumna.

“We’re proud to have Pamela back on the Hill, and we look forward to her extensive knowledge in health care systems as we continue to develop and grow the new Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health,” said University President Laurie Hamen.

Delagardelle began her health care career in 1983 as a nurse, just before earning a bachelor’s in nursing from Mount Mercy in 1984. She moved through the ranks from director of patient care to managed care facilitator to clinical integration coordinator to CEO. Under Delagardelle’s leadership, the hospitals and systems she’s managed have won numerous awards for safety, patient care and patient satisfaction.

Dedicated to her community, Delagardelle has served on numerous professional and community boards as member and chair, including the Iowa Hospital Association, Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation Board, and HealthNet Connect Board. She has served the Holy Family parish in Waterloo as new church committee chair, capital campaign chair, sacristan, liturgist and volunteer, and on the Saint Edward’s School Board of Education.

Delagardelle earned a master’s of science in nursing administration from the University of Iowa in 1997, with an emphasis on hospital and business administration. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Kappa Xi Chapter.

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