Emergency Department Staff Registered Nurse Alan has received the North Oaks Health System
Nurse Excellence Award for February 2019.
In 2015, Alan joined the Emergency Department (ED) as a Patient Care Tech,
becoming a staff registered nurse in 2016. With a zeal for continuous
learning, Alan serves on the hospital's Nursing Shared Governance
Informatics Council and co-chairs the ED's Shared Governance Council.
He also is a Trauma Nursing Core Course Instructor for the Emergency Nurses
Alan shares, "For most patients, a trip to the emergency room is the
worst day of their lives. I try my hardest to brighten their day."
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana
Originally, Alan had his sights set on teaching Math, but that all changed
after a high school friend talked him in to volunteering at a hospital
over the summer. He followed wound care nurses the entire summer.
Alan explains, “Seeing the difference we could make in someone’s
day and witnessing patient progress over time was the most rewarding experience
I have ever had. From that point on, I knew nursing was for me.”
Alan hails from Slidell and currently lives in Hammond. He favors spending
time with friends, distance running, working out and visiting new places
"Alan is a true leader dedicated to improving lives," affirms
Eric Neal, Emergency Department Director. "During our recent
trauma recertification, Alan impressed the surveyors with his prowess for documentation,
leaving them praising our process as the best they'd ever seen! What
Alan demonstrates shift after shift as normal practice was praised by
the surveyors as a best practice that other hospitals should strive to