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Board of Health

Board of Health


Photo of the members of Board of Health
(From left to right) Dr. Scott Sandeman; Dr. Ann O’Donnell; Denise Coiner, MS, RTR; Dr. Kathleen Hanson; Dr. Larry Squire


The Scott County Board of Health:

The Scott County Health Department is governed by the Scott County Board of Health (BOH), which consists of five members appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

  • The Chairman of the Board of Health is Denise Coiner, MS, RTR. Denise retired from Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation where she was the Research Coordinator.
  • The Vice-Chair is Dr. Ann O’Donnell, the medical director for Genesis VNA and Hospice and the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
  • The Secretary of the Board is Dr. Kathleen Hanson, PhD. Dr. Hanson is a nurse and a retired professor from the University of Iowa’s College of Nursing.
  • Dr. Scott Sandeman is a veterinarian and owner of Glenroads & LeClaire Veterinary Clinic in Bettendorf, Iowa.
  • Dr. Larry Squire is a general dentist and professor at the University of Iowa's College of Dentistry.

History and Recognitions:

The Scott County Board of Health was formed and convened for the first time in January of 1968. This was a result of the Local Health Act of 1967, whereby cities with a population of 25,000 or more had the option to join a county organization, continue locally, or disband.

It is important to note that the City of Davenport's Board of Health, "Health Officer" was Dr. John H. Sunderbruch, M.D. Dr. Sunderbruch was instrumental in this county-wide transition and became a member of the first Scott County Board of Health and has served continuously until his death in March 2006.

Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday except on holidays

Email: [email protected]

The following codes for Local Boards of Health help guide the Scott County Board of Health in its activities:

Vision Statement:

Scott County - A safe and healthy community.

Mission Statement:

The Scott County Health Department promotes, protects, and preserves health through leadership, service, education and partnerships.

News & Notices

The 2018 Community Health Assessment for Scott, Rock Island, and Muscatine counties is now available for review. This assessment helps to tell the story of health in our community, from health status and health behaviors, to community assets and forces impacting our ability to be healthy. We would...
Posted: September 12, 2018
Early Childhood Is Critical to Health Equity Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & University of California, San Francisco https://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/reports/2018/rwjf445350 The field of public health relies on data and assessments of communities in order to have the information...
Posted: August 8, 2018
2017 Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being Annie E. Casey Foundation http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2017kidscountdatabook.pdf The most recent report completed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation gathers and studies data on a number of indicators that impact the health and well...
Posted: August 8, 2018