The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced that Timothy J. Zeutenhorst has been elected to the Committee on Governance (COG). His term will begin January 1, 2011. The COG is a specialty committee of the AHA Board of Trustees. The committee is responsible for leading effective involvement of the nation’s hospital trustees in grassroots advocacy, providing input into the AHA’s policy development, enhancing communication with and involvement of trustees in the AHA and providing advice on AHA’s trustee initiatives.
Tim Zeutenhorst is a native and resident of Orange City, Iowa. He is a Partner and Certified Insurance Counselor with Van Engelenhoven Agency, where he specializes in health insurance and commercial insurance. Zeutenhorst has served on the Board of Trustees for Orange City Area Health System (OCAHS) since 1998, taking the reins as Chair in 2006. During his tenure on the board, OCAHS became the first new critical access hospital built in the state of Iowa, in 2006. OCAHS is a comprehensive health system including medical clinics in three communities – served by 15 medical practitioners – a 25-bed critical access hospital, a surgery center, a diagnostic radiology suite, specialty outpatient clinics, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and two nursing homes.
In addition to the health system board, Zeutenhorst has served on the Northwestern College Alumni Board as president, the Benefits Board of a national non-profit organization, and the local Community Chest organization. He is a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City, and also worked in the masters program for higher education administration at Iowa State University.