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Handke Receives Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office Appreciation Award

Oct 13, 2020 09:22AM ● By MED Magazine

Kevin Handke, Emergency Preparedness Specialist and STEMI Coordinator at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s has received the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office Appreciation Award for his help with COVID-19 preparedness.

Chief Deputy Tony Wingert says, “Kevin was essential in our efforts to prepare for COVID-19. He was always available to answer questions, he provided education on how to properly handle personal protective equipment (PPE) and he also helped us develop plans for potential quarantine. He was an absolute life-saver to us in such an unprecedented time.”

Handke has dedicated a total of 31 years to the Siouxland community in Emergency Medical Service roles including serving as both a paramedic and a flight paramedic. He has held the role of Emergency Preparedness Specialist/STEMI Coordinator at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s for nearly three years.

“We are extremely proud of Kevin for receiving this prestigious award from the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office,” says Lynn Wold, President & CEO of UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s. “It is a testament to his hard work and dedication and shows how much he cares for our community. Kevin is truly an asset to the organization and to Siouxland.”