Local St. Luke's troupe plans clown classes
Sioux City, IA - St. Luke’s Caring Clown Troupe will hold training classes for individuals interested in becoming a hospital clown. Beginning January 8, the troupe will hold a new six-week training series from 7 pm to 9 pm on St. Luke’s 3rd floor.
During the sessions, participants will learn hospital protocol, ethics and joys of becoming a hospital clown. Ideal clowns include anyone with the ability to be a good listener, a desire to look goofy and the willingness to make weekly clown visits to patients at St. Luke’s.
Studies have shown hospital clowns create a warm climate, offering stress relief to hospital staff and patients alike. St. Luke’s Caring Clown Troupe first began in 2001 and continues to hold the distinction as Siouxland’s only hospital clown troupe.
To register for the upcoming clown class, call St. Luke’s Volunteer Services at
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About St. Luke’s:
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center is a community hospital serving the tri-state Siouxland area. Our focus is - and will always be - patient-centered care to improve the health of the people of Siouxland. With 1,200 employees and nearly 85,000 patients cared for annually, St. Luke’s is an anchor of support for the Siouxland community.
St. Luke's offers full-service healthcare with a range of inpatient and outpatient services, specialty and family healthcare clinics, and healthcare screenings and community benefit programs. St. Luke's is also planning for the future of healthcare through its affiliation with St. Luke’s College. With a strong focus on safety and quality, St. Luke’s has built a long-standing reputation of improving lives through advanced treatment and health education.
For more information, visit www.stlukes.org.