Issue: Nursing

Having This Faith Has Created a Better, Safer Sioux City

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.

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IHA Foundation Awards $119K in Scholarships

IHA established the IHERF Health Care Careers Scholarship Program in 2004 to help address the ongoing shortage of health care professionals and encourage young Iowans to establish or continue their careers with Iowa hospitals. The first scholarships were awarded in 2005 and nearly 400 students have benefited from the program.

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A Chance Encounter as an Iowa Nurse’s Legacy Lives On

Evelyn Oppold Lawless’ life was coming to a close and Pam Westendorf’s was just beginning when the two women met in a chance encounter this fall. Evelyn, a 99-year-old farm wife who’d raised five children and found her passion in nursing, was admitted to Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls. Pam, an LPN who’s working toward her RN, was one of those students. And she was looking for a sign. She wanted to know she was in the right place, doing the right thing.

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Carroll Hospital Nurse Devotes Time in Haiti

Helping others has always been a passion for Carroll native Jamie Waller. It’s why she pursued a career in nursing at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge and it’s why she participated in a three-week mission trip to Tanzania in Africa following her freshman year of nursing school.

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