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Today’s NewsStand

By Erica S|
|December 3, 2021

Iowa News

State explains about-face on University of Iowa hospital in North Liberty

In explaining its reversal of an earlier decision to deny University of Iowa Health Care permission to build in North Liberty, Iowa’s five-member State Health Facilities Council highlighted the role semantics played in its about-face. In submitting a request for a do-over, UIHC officials didn’t amend the project cost or size, but did change how they described the project. For the state council, that was a “significant” difference. The Gazette

Sioux Center Health honors hospice care

One Sioux Center woman believes hospice care gave her parents the best lives in the time they had left. She hopes sharing her family’s story will bring awareness to hospice as November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The hospice care team includes physicians, nurses, therapists, home health aids, social workers, chaplains, specially trained volunteers and a bereavement coordinator. NWest Iowa

SMC to offer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Shenandoah Medical Center has announced they will be hosting a vaccine clinic on December 9th from 4-6:30 p.m., offering the Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. The vaccine is available to children ages 5-to-17, and reservations and the presence of a parent or guardian is required. KMAland

National News

What’s behind the ‘dire’ COVID-19 surge in Michigan?

Michigan is amid its fourth COVID-19 wave — and there is no end in sight, hospital officials said. Cases and hospitalizations are rivaling levels seen in earlier parts of the pandemic, when vaccines weren’t widely available. The surge also comes at a time when non-COVID-19-related patients are being admitted, flu cases are emerging and health systems are understaffed. ABC News

Hospital completes first phase of $71M renovation

South Shore University Hospital has completed the first phase of its $71 million Women and Infants Center, now featuring 11 postpartum private suites and four obstetrical-triage beds. The hospital delivers about 2,400 babies each year. LIBN

Nurses at Longmont hospital, exhausted and overwhelmed, call for change

Nurses from Longmont United Hospital hoping to unionize gathered Thursday morning to speak about what they described as unsafe conditions at their hospital. The group, supported by National Nurses United (NNU), donned red union t-shirts and held signs reading “patients first in the community.” Several nurses spoke at a microphone set up in the grass alongside Mountain View Avenue. 9 News

 

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