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|July 21, 2021

Iowa News

Mercy Cedar Rapids wins highest distinction from Epic

Cedar Rapids’ Mercy Medical Center has earned the Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll distinction from Epic – an electronic health record system that is used to facilitate clinical care across the health system and store patients’ personal health information, including treatments, procedures, test results and medications. CBJ News

RSV, other illnesses keep Blank Children’s Hospital full, doctor says masks should be worn this fall

Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines has been at capacity or close to capacity every day for the last several weeks, according to hospital officials. They say this is a result of an increase in children being treated for RSV and other illnesses. KCCI

Research suggests COVID-19 treatment remdesivir increases hospital stay, does little to improve survival

University of Iowa study conducted on U.S. veterans hospitalized with COVID-19 found a treatment frequently used on patients battling the novel coronavirus was not associated with survival but was associated with longer hospital stays. We Are Iowa

National News

Walmart files to provide healthcare in 37 states as it pushes deeper into telehealth

Aside from operating 20 medical clinics in Arkansas, Georgia and Illinois, Walmart in the last few months has been working to posture itself as a one-stop-shop for comprehensive medical care. Walmart launched a free digital wallet that people can use to store and share their health information, such as COVID-19 vaccine records. Becker’s Hospital Review

New Jersey hospital network fires 6 supervisors for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19

RWJBarnabas Health, one of the largest health care systems in the Garden State and in the nation, announced in May that it was mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all staff at the supervisory level and above, effective immediately. Those employees were required to have completed their course of vaccinations no later than June 30. ABC News

Recent heat wave tied to spike in ED visits, CDC finds

Heat-related emergency department visits during a six-day period in June, when most of Oregon and Washington were under an excessive heat warning, were 16 times higher than the same period in 2019, a July 16 CDC report found. Becker’s Hospital Review





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