January 11th, 2010

Robert Fleming, Burlington, received the Iowa Hospital Association's Excellence in Governance Award at the association's annual meeting. Fleming has served on Great River Health Systems' Board of Directors for more than 33 years. As board president, he helped plan the future of health care in southeast Iowa with the construction of Great River Medical Center, which opened in 2000.

The Iowa Hospital Association is a voluntary membership organization representing hospital and health system interests to business, government and consumer audiences. It shapes health policy, fosters new forms of health care delivery, gathers data and monitors health care payment systems.