May 23

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

GE Healthcare provides update about contract media shortage. In a webinar with the American Hospital Association on May 18, leaders from GE Healthcare gave updates about the contrast media shortage. Clapp announced as Centerville Medical Center president. MercyOne Centerville Medical Center announced Nicole Clapp as its new president. Clapp brings 20

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May 12

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive, News

Goodspeed begins as Des Moines VA director. The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Darwin Goodspeed the new director of the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines. Goodspeed began his duties Monday, May 9.. Deadline extended for National Health Service Corps site application. The Health Resources and Services Administration

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May 11

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Health Information Council hears update about IHA/UI joint data initiatives. Kenneth Anderson, D.O., of the University of Iowa Department of Health Management and Policy, provided an overview of the university’s executive Master of Health Administration program during the IHA Council on Health Information meeting Thursday, May 5. J&J COVID-19 vaccine

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May 05

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Nurses Week begins Friday. Friday kicks off Nurses Week, a recognition of nurses’ contributions and sacrifices they make to keep us healthy. Nurses Weeks is celebrated between May 6 and May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale and International Nurses Day. EMTALA series content updated. Recent citations in Iowa have

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Apr 28

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

IHA leaders meet with Iowa’s federal legislators. Iowa hospital leaders and IHA staff traveled to Washington, D.C., for the American Hospital Association’s Annual Meeting. UnityPoint Health opens new Marshalltown hospital. The new UnityPoint Health hospital in Marshalltown became fully operational Wednesday morning with the move of the emergency room and

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Apr 26

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Hospital trustees receive certification from Iowa Hospital Association. A group of 69 Iowa hospital trustees and 18 Iowa hospital boards were honored Friday, April 22, at the 2022 Iowa Hospital Association Governance Forum, an annual education conference for hospital trustees and governing boards. Summer Forum highlights future of health care through

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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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Apr 05

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Gail Graham retires from VA. Gayle Graham retired March 31 as the director of VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines. She began the position in July 2016. IHA interim salary survey results distributed. Given growing workforce concerns, IHA was asked by the Council on Health Information to conduct an

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Mar 28

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive, News

HRSA releases additional batch of PRF payments. The Health Resources and Services Administration released another $413 million in provider relief fund phase four payments to providers who experienced revenue losses and expenses because of the COVID-19 pandemic from July 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. AHA DEI survey deadline extended

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Mar 24

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Nursing leadership conference addresses provider well-being. The changing health care environment can leave nurse leaders overwhelmed and stressed. Biden, AHA issue cybersecurity advisories. President Joe Biden urged an immediate hardening of private-sector cyber defenses based on evolving intelligence that the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks. FDA authorizes new at-home

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Mar 21

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

No Surprises Act in the spotlight for Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys conference. Erin Busch, attorney, and Barbara Person, partner, with Baird Holm will provide an in-depth discussion about the No Surprises Act to kick off the 2022 Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys Conference. HRSA program to stop accepting COVID-19

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