St. Luke's Community Advocate Alan Faith Named Iowa Hospital Hero
(SIOUX CITY, Iowa – August 11, 2017)
UnityPoint Health® - St. Luke’s announced today that community education and
trauma and injury prevention advocate, Alan Faith, RN, has been named an Iowa
Hospital Hero by the Iowa Hospital Association. Only 12 outstanding Iowa hospital
employees are selected each year for this award. Since 2007, the Hospital
Heroes program has celebrated more than 100 employees who have contributed
courageously and selflessly to Iowa hospitals and their communities. Faith is
the only Siouxland recipient this year.
Faith wears many hats, or in the eyes of
community members, patients and children, Faith wears many heroic capes. As a
longtime nurse and trauma program manager in the emergency department at St.
Luke’s, he sees a lot of patients that need critical care. This has inspired
his passion for trauma and injury prevention.
The joke is if you ever want to see Faith,
you just need to turn on the news. He is constantly educating the public with
everything from what to do when you experience heart attack symptoms to how to
properly wear life jackets and helmets. Faith recently amplified these efforts
by seeking out grant funds to purchase life jackets and helmets to hand out to children
at a local farmers market. He then took it a step further and created “life
jacket loaner stations” for kids to use during their time at local swimming
Faith’s dream is to have an emergency
department that never has to treat someone for trauma or an injury that could
have been prevented. Because of his heroic, courageous and selfless efforts,
St. Luke’s is so much closer to that becoming a reality someday.