Sep 21

Iowa news New website aims to help Iowans find treatment for opioid use disorder Using funds from settlements with companies at the center of the nation’s opioid epidemic, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office launched IowaOpioidHelp.com. The website has a list of providers contracted with the state to offer treatment options for

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Sep 19

Iowa news COVID has killed nearly 10,000 Iowans. That’s not the whole story. As of the last official count Wednesday, 9,994 Iowans officially have died from the coronavirus, according to the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services. The massive death toll helped drop Iowa’s average life expectancy 1.5 years

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Iowa news Iowa joins rollout of national mental health and suicide hotline Iowans experiencing a mental health crisis will soon have a faster way to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. On July 16, Iowa will join states across the country rolling out a three-digit number — 988 — that people can call or text

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Iowa news Iowa hospitals offer incentives, programs to fill staff vacancies Some rural hospitals in Iowa were forced to temporarily shut down departments because there were not enough staff. Incentives to hire more employees include sign-on bonuses of as much as $25,000. The need is great because with fewer people

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Shenandoah Medical Center CEO pleased with population health improvement Shenandoah Medical Center officials revealed the results of their 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment. The study and survey are conducted every three years to gauge progress in addressing the area’s health needs cited in previous assessments. SMC CEO Matt Sells says

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Jan 10

Iowa News Iowa OSHA won’t enforce the federal vaccine-or-test mandate for large businesses Iowa’s Labor Commissioner Rod Roberts has submitted notice that Iowa will not adopt or enforce the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test requirement for large businesses, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office announced Friday. Iowa is a State Plan state, which means

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Dec 22

Iowa News University of Iowa Health Care names CFO Mark Henrichs was appointed associate vice president for finance and chief financial officer for University of Iowa Health Care effective immediately. Henrichs was interim chief financial officer since August. (Becker’s Hospital Review) State-run Iowa Veterans Home hit by seventh COVID-19 outbreak

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