October 2014

Mr. Alan Willis


Ms. Erin Almeda


Each month since the inception of the Register, we have been highlighting individuals from a participating hospital who have demonstrated outstanding cooperation and professionalism while helping to implement the AJRR registry into their organization. This quarter, we are pleased to share with you two individuals who are true AJRR Champions.

Alan Willis is the Director of Surgical Services at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center in Marshalltown, Iowa and has oversight of 10 operating rooms and two endoscopy rooms.

Besides overseeing the implementation of the AJRR registry, Mr. Willis has demonstrated success with leading multiple departments involving Surgical Services and producing new service lines while improving upon others, to include five da Vinci Robot programs, Joint Camp, Bariatric Program, Open Heart, ENT,
Wound Care, and a regionally recognized medical training lab. Additionally, he has assisted with multiple anesthesia service reorganizations that produced better service-line delivery for patient, physician, and staff satisfaction outcomes.

Mr. Willis is a tenured leader promoting staff and physician relations, possessing a well forged acumen for customer service. In addition to operational oversight of the inpatient and outpatient surgical experience, he is assisting with the planning and implementation of the new construction of phase I building project of their Outpatient Surgery Center.

Mr. Willis’ busy career and life remains grounded with the assistance of his wife, Dawnett, of 25 years and their four children’s various activities. Thank you to Mr. Willis and his team for your participation and support!

Erin Almeda has a degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Business Administration from Rivier College. She has worked at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire for twenty seven years serving in various project management and strategic capacities to develop and implement new clinical programs. She is currently the Director of Program Development for the