Dr. Mark Johnson, emergency department physician at Cass County Health System in Atlantic, was among 11 Iowa Hospital Heroes recognized at the 2019 IHA Annual Meeting in October. Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1984. After completing his residency at the Broadlawns Family Medicine Residency Program, he returned to his hometown of Atlantic in 1987. After many years of working at Atlantic Medical Center and the emergency department (ED), he transferred full-time to the ED in 2012, where he still works today.Learn More
Issue: Hospital Hero
The symphony at Ringgold County Hospital may not be as easy on the ears as a group of talented musicians, but what it does have is orchestrated beauty of health care delivery in the emergency department. This department is lead by emergency medical director and Iowa Hospital Hero, Dr. Angela Kerchner. Harmony is what Dr. Kerchner portrays in her work and everyday life. She also brings her therapy dog, Winkey, to visit with patients and relieve anxiety associated with illness.
Regional Medical Center (RMC) is pleased to announce that Mike Chapman has been honored as a 2019 Iowa Hospital Hero. Mike was a committed RMC employee for over 33 years, serving in a variety of roles and working a variety of shifts. He worked as a welcome desk representative most recently, making sure the first face patients and guests saw was friendly and helpful. Mike also served as an EMT during his career at RMC, responding to countless calls no matter what time of day.Learn More
Alan Faith wears many hats, or in the eyes of community members, patients and children, Alan wears many heroic capes. As a longtime nurse and trauma program manager in the emergency department at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s in Sioux City, he sees a lot of patients that need critical care. This has inspired his passion for trauma and injury prevention. Alan is a visionary. His proactive, “let’s prevent it if we can” approach has inspired many to think differently about what it means to truly provide care for the community.Learn More
Dr. Breon truly is an excellent surgeon, but also a very selfless person. He swells with a wonderful sense of humor; he supports community fundraisers not just financially, but with his time and talents; he’s an educator at heart and a very good speaker; he puts his patients first and will often pray with them; he’s a family man who is immensely proud of his five children.Learn More