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St. Luke's Names New Director of Surgical Services

Apr 10, 2019 08:31PM ● By Alyssa McGinnis

Sheri Allen, RN, BSN, MSN, has joined UnityPoint Health® - St. Luke’s as Director of Surgical Services. Allen began on March 1 and brings nearly four decades of experience in nursing and hospital administration to her new role.

In her new role, Allen will be focused on enhancing the patient experience from the moment a patient enters the medical center, until they are discharged.

“The Surgical Services department calls upon a diverse group of providers to administer care,” Allen says. “Our goal is to coordinate the efforts of providers, nurses and support staff to ensure patients receive the excellent care St. Luke’s has earned a reputation for providing.”

Allen has spent the last 37 years in various roles at St. Luke’s, including the last 18 in leadership roles. Most recently, she served as the Nurse Manager of Outpatient Services overseeing Same Day Surgery, Post-Acute Care Unit, and the Infusion Center. In this role, Sheri was involved in development of Pierce Street Same Day Surgery and the establishment of the Infusion Center at Sunnybrook.

In 2015, Allen was recognized as one of Iowa’s 100 Great Nurses. She is a native of Isabel, SD, and currently lives in the Akron, IA area with her spouse.