Measuring Metrics, Celebrating Achievements, and Looking Ahead

February 19, 2024 | Physician Recruitment, Workforce Lead Healthcare Challenges Chad Reece, ABI Vice Chair, Winnebago Industries,

Successful and thriving organizations excel by measuring key metrics, evaluating their progress towards goals, and actively pursuing ongoing improvement. As of February, which marks the eighth month in ABI’s fiscal year, it is evident that the association is well on course to make this year one of its most successful ever.

One example of that success was seen in last month’s Legislative Reception - one of the biggest and best yet. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and legislators of both parties and both chambers participated. They attended because you, ABI members, engaged and interacted. On behalf of the board of directors, thank you for your participation.

We are also tracking success in other key ABI programs. Public policy, Foundation programs, and ABI member meetings and events are all surpassing metrics of past years. 

Another key measure of success is based on delivering a terrific annual convention. I assure you that the 2024 conference is on track to be the best one ever! Make plans now to join your ABI colleagues in Davenport June 4-6 for the 2024 Taking Care of Business Conference. ABI’s 121st annual meeting will be something special and you do not want to miss it! Registration opens on February 22. To learn more, visit 

While you are finalizing your plans for the annual conference, you will also enjoy this edition of the ABI Business Monthly, our organization’s monthly news magazine. Be sure to read our feature story about what is trending in healthcare. 

We have briefly mentioned just a few of the programs ABI members enjoy and benefit from and there are many more. If you are a member, thank you. If your organization is not a member, I encourage you to reach out to learn more about the full slate of benefits ABI membership provides by calling (515) 280-8000 or via email:

  • Chad Reece, Vice Chair:
  • Mike Ralston, President:
  • Nicole Crain, Executive Vice President:

Together we can continue to help ensure a quality business environment in Iowa.