Sioux Center, IA. – May 9, 2022 – The Board of Directors at Promise Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving northwest Iowa, is pleased to announce that Emily Tuschen, current Co-CEO and COO, has been named the Chief Executive Officer of Promise Community Health Center beginning July 1, 2022. Transitioning from Co-CEO and CFO, Amy Kleinhesselink has resigned and is pursuing other opportunities outside of Promise Community Health Center.
Since 2018 Emily Tuschen and Amy Kleinhesselink have served as Co-CEOs working together to oversee the financial and clinical services development for Promise.
Emily Tuschen began serving at Promise in January 2016 as a clinic nurse. Emily has also served as clinic manager and chief operating officer. She brings varied medical experience and expertise to Promise, previously working at critical access hospitals in a variety of departments, including emergency, labor and delivery, postpartum and medical floor. Emily earned an associate’s degree in nursing at St. Luke’s College in Sioux City in 2008 and a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing at Dordt College in Sioux Center in 2009.
“Amy managed a growing health center with skill and passion, and we want to thank her for her years of service. We are excited to announce that Emily Tuschen will now serve as CEO, and she will continue to fulfill our mission and lead us to serve our communities and patients seamlessly. The Board of Directors places our confidence in Emily and her staff, and we look forward to continuing to meet the healthcare needs of Promise’s patients. Many exciting things are happening here at Promise Community Health Center!” shares Andreah Maassen, Promise Community Health Center Board President.
“I am honored to continue in this role at Promise;” states Emily Tuschen, “the employees, patients, and mission are close to my heart. It has been a pleasure collaborating with local, state, and federal organizations and I look forward to future endeavors. Working beside Amy as co-CEOs for 3 years has been a huge blessing to me; I have thoroughly enjoyed this partnership and every project we tackled. Promise will certainly miss her expertise and devotion to healthcare. Although this will be a transition, I have full confidence that Promise will continue to demonstrate daily excellence, push out new initiatives, and provide quality healthcare to every patient we serve.”
As the transition approaches, Amy Kleinhesselink comments, “I am grateful to have been part of the Promise family for the past nine years and to have been able to witness and be part of the substantial growth and outreach within our communities. I have had the pleasure of working with Emily as co-CEO, which was a blessing to both myself and Promise. I look forward to watching the continued growth and accomplishments of Promise and I am confident Emily will continue to serve both Promise and our communities with excellence and devotion.”