Laura Malone, RN, BSN, MPA

With over 24 years of experience as a registered nurse and health care executive, Laura began her career as a Bone Marrow Transplant nurse and progressed into leadership roles. Laura's previous roles include Emergency Department Manager, Nurse Administrator, executive director of numerous health care associations, and Vice President of Nursing for the Iowa Hospital Association. Laura has a passion for improving the patient care experience, developing health care leaders, improving health care quality, and advocating on behalf of hospitals and health care workers.

Professional Experience

  • Vice President, Nursing and Clinical Services, Iowa Hospital Association
  • Executive Director, Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa
  • Director, Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Director, Iowa Trauma Coordinators
  • Director, Iowa Association for Health Care Quality
  • Director, Iowa Medical Group Management Association
  • Emergency Department Supervisor, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, Iowa
  • Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, Iowa
  • Nurse Administration Team member, Pomerene Hospital, Millersburg, Ohio
  • Registered Nurse, Bone Marrow Transplant, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky

Signature Engagements

  • Developed a Hospital Executive Academy program designed to assist hospitals in identifying and equipping the next generation of senior leaders
  • Led Iowa Hospitals in the Health Research and Educational Trust Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) imitative
  • Represented Iowa hospitals in a statewide collaborative to create opioid prescription guidelines for hospital emergency departments
  • Led 17 Iowa Hospital Teams in the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Initiative
  • Created resources that hospitals could use to educate the public on the most appropriate places to seek care, including a customizable brochure and a video
  • Successfully created a Plan Language Emergency Code toolkit and promoted implementation and use in Iowa hospitals
  • Developed a Legislative Boot Camp for nurse leaders.

Education and Certifications

  • Master's of Public Administration, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Professional Associations

  • American Organization of Nurse Executives

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