Iowa news Iowa COVID-19 hospitalizations down while new reported cases maintain recent pace The state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Iowa remained generally unchanged over the past week, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Public Health and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. New reported cases
Iowa news UIHC among top 20 health systems with strong finances, according to ratings services The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is among the top 20 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings.
Iowa news Donation aims to boost stroke care, health staff in rural Iowa Iowa is getting more than $9 million to improve its system of care for stroke patients, and to address staffing issues among public-health workers in rural areas. The money is being donated by the Helmsley Charitable Trust,
Iowa news What Iowans need to know about the new COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months old and up For the first time Tuesday, U.S. children above 6 months in age received doses of COVID-19 vaccinations. After the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Iowa news Sanford to hire more than 700 foreign nurses by 2025 Sanford Health is planning to hire more than 700 internationally trained nurses over the next three years to work at the system’s four major medical centers and several critical access hospitals. Sanford has extended 860 job offers to
Iowa news Mental health care won in 2022 legislative session This session focused on growing the mental health workforce and access to beds for the most difficult to serve patients. Increasing access to mental health care is a huge priority for Iowans, and these bills will help more Iowans get
Iowa news UnityPoint CIO named to list of women power players in health IT Women are key executives and decision-makers in health information technology, for both patients and providers. The list of women power players in health information technology includes those with long-established careers and rising stars in the field.
Iowa news Count the Kicks app, started in Iowa, hopes to decrease preventable stillbirths nationwide Count the Kicks was founded by five Iowa moms who each lost a baby to stillbirth or infant death and began working together to find solutions in the early 2000s. The program was officially launched
Iowa news Polk County health officials say hospitals are still operating at limited capacity Polk County officials say local hospital emergency departments continue to experience incredibly long wait times. That’s because of a high demand for beds, staffing shortages, an increase in summertime illnesses and injuries, and sick patients who
Iowa news Opening this summer: Jojo’s Rehabilitation Unit at ChildServe ChildServe will soon open its newly completed inpatient rehabilitation unit, Jojo’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit. The 14-bed unit, which replaces a smaller inpatient rehabilitation unit that has operated since 2007 at ChildServe’s Johnston medical campus, provides the only free-standing, comprehensive pediatric
Iowa news UnityPoint says some diagnostic tests may be delayed due to supply chain issues UnityPoint Health has announced shortages stemming from COVID-19 shutdowns in China may delay diagnostic imaging scans for some patients. In a message sent to patients and posted on its website, the health care network said
Iowa news Alcohol use was a problem in Iowa. Then the pandemic hit. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol use has soared — and the health impacts of increased alcohol consumption are already being seen. The number of death certificates that listed alcohol as a factor jumped between