MARSHALLTOWN -- Christopher Hawkins, RN, BSN, of State Center, has been appointed Director of Nursing with UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. Hawkins was most recently the Director of the following patient care units; Medical, Surgical, Telemetry, Pediatrics, Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Wound Care and Nursing Administration at Central Iowa Healthcare, now known as UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown.
Hawkins’ six years of direct Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nursing experience and nine years of nursing leadership includes Manager of Critical Care and Emergency Services at Bellevue Medical Center in Bellevue, Nebraska. He also served as Clinic Manager of the Medical Surgical Department at Memorial Community Hospital and Health Systems (Alegent Health) in Blair, NE.
Hawkins began his healthcare career in 1998 and received his BSN from Creighton University. He completed the Iowa Valley Leadership Program in 2014.
“Chris is an experienced, committed nursing leader who will help UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown build on our capabilities to better coordinate care and improve the patient experience for our patients across all touchpoints” said Jennifer Havens, Interim CEO and Vice President of Operations at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. “Chris’s clinical background and experience will help us deliver on our vision - Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time.”
About UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown
UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown, formerly known as Central Iowa Healthcare, is a not-for-profit community healthcare provider in Marshall County, Iowa. UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown operates a 49-bed, acute care hospital, four primary care medical clinics located in Marshalltown, Conrad, State Center and Tama-Toledo, and a state-of-the-art outpatient Medical Park . The outpatient center includes an award winning wound healing center, as well as four surgical suites, imaging lab, urgent care and therapy services.