Greene County Medical Center Inducts New Board Member


Jefferson, Iowa –The Greene County Medical Center Board of Trustees and Administration inducted a new member to the Board at their November meeting. Long time Greene County resident Angela (Angie) Jewett has joined the GCMC Board of Trustees as a way to participate in the community after her long career as the University Emergency Manager at Iowa State University.

Angie currently lives in Grand Junction, and although she has been retired since 2020, she has remained an active citizen. She is on the American Red Cross Central Iowa Chapter, Des Moines: Disaster Action Team, as well as serving as an Emergency Management Agency Coordinator, and a community volunteer leader. With her background and skillset in environmental health, safety, emergency management, business, and education, Angie has an abundance of knowledge that she will bring to the Greene County Medical Center Board of Trustees.

“I hope to make a positive impact at Greene County Medical Center and the surrounding communities by using my emergency planning, and management background to help foster preparedness in our community,” said Angie. “I hope to give back to the community and help the Medical Center grow and continue to move forward.”

Angie is replacing Board Member Ralph Riedesel, who has been a Board Member since 2004, and will be retiring as a member of the Greene County Medical Center Board of Trustees. During the 17 years Ralph served on the Board he has worked on many projects such as Medical Center renovations and new additions, the addition of new services and providers, and helped the Medical Center make difficult decisions during the Covid-19 crisis. Ralph also was part of several committees at the Medical Center, and active in the surrounding communities serving as Mayor in Paton for 3 terms. Ralph’s time served on the Board has been much appreciated by the Medical Center.

“Being on the Greene County Medical Center Board of Trustees, was more than a position, it is more than just going to one meeting a month. It was a commitment to the Medical Center, and to the people in Greene County,” said Riedesel. “It is not easy, but it is so rewarding, and I thank Greene County Medical Center for the opportunity.”