Health Services Leadership Partners

simpson college logoFounded in 1860, Simpson’s student body consists of about 1,400 full-time students and 300 part-time students, with a faculty to student ratio of one professor for every 13 students. Although the Health Services Leadership program is a first for Simpson, the College has been producing leaders in the health services field for generations, with several hundred alumni currently working in the field. Simpson’s Engaged Citizenship Curriculum produces successful students who are fully equipped to meet the needs of the modern marketplace. For more information:

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 1.27.42 PMBased in Lewisville, Texas, CareView Communications has created an innovative system to enhance patient monitoring and safety. Using infrared cameras in patient rooms to deliver real-time visual monitoring around the clock, the CareView system helps hospitals reduce sitter costs, reduce patient falls and injuries, manage patient flow and improve internal communications. The company’s system currently is in use in thousands of beds in more than 100 hospitals nationwide. Steven G. Johnson, the company’s president and CEO, is a 1981 Simpson College graduate and member of the Simpson Board of Trustees. For more information:

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LCS is a leading provider of high- quality senior lifestyle products and services. Based in Des Moines, the LCS Family of Companies focus on development, operations management, marketing and sales management, and strategic planning for Life Plan Communities, rental independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities nationwide. LCS also provides a full-service real estate private equity enterprise, insurance, national purchasing consulting services. LCS is a national company that currently manages 130 communities, 16 home health offices, 250+ supplier contracts, and employs 600+ people. Joel Nelson, the company’s president and CEO, is a 1986 Simpson College graduate. Rick Exline, EVP/senior managing director of Life Plan Communities, is a 1978 Simpson graduate. For more information:

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 1.30.06 PMGuided by Christian compassion, WesleyLife is a nonprofit organization enhancing the independence, health and well being of older adults. The organization’s vision is to transform the aging experience so people live longer, healthier lives. WesleyLife offers health and wellness services in 15 Iowa counties through its Communities for Healthy Living, three adult day services programs and an array of services delivered to people wherever they call home. WesleyLife has implemented a range of strategies aimed at developing a qualified, sustainable workforce in the midst of the increasing demands in healthcare. For more information about WesleyLife, please visit

AureonAureon Senior Living,  provides services to ease the employment burden for senior living organizations nationwide. As the only accredited Professional Employer Organization (PEO) focused in the senior living industry, they offer full-service human resource solutions that cover all employee benefits, payroll, workers’ compensation, recruiting and more to over 11,000 community employees.  Additionally, Aureon delivers specific leadership and development training programs to help cultivate the hospitality culture of the community. For more information:

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 1.59.53 PMFounded in 1868, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines is the oldest non-profit organization in Des Moines. The Y strengthens the foundations of community by focusing on youth development, health living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Des Moines has 11 branches in central Iowa, including one in Indianola, which represents a partnership between the Y, the city of Indianola and Simpson College. The branches serve 84,000 people annually, and nobody is turned away due to inability to pay. Each branch offers specialized programs to promote health and wellness in the community. For more information:

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 2.04.54 PMFounded in 1966, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country, with more than 36,000 students taking courses for credit on six campuses in central Iowa. DMACC offers 168 career programs, certificates certifications and technical programs, as well as liberal arts transfer degrees and preprofessional programs. The college employs 2,341
full- and part-time workers. DMACC has transfer partnerships with several academic institutions, including Simpson College. For more information: