Oct 06

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news New cases decline and more Iowans are getting boosters This is the fifth consecutive week that Iowa has reported fewer cases than the week before, according to the weekly data release. Over the past seven days, Iowa has averaged 265 new reported cases, down from 299 per day

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Oct 05

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Supreme Court declines 10 states’ challenge to CMS’ vaccine mandate The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a case brought by 10 states, including Iowa, challenging the Biden administration’s rule that requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they work in health care facilities that receive federal funding.

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Oct 03

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news MercyOne Newton asks county for $2M donation MercyOne Newton Medical Center may receive American Rescue Plan Act funds from Jasper County to go toward facility improvements. During the Sept. 27 county board of supervisors meeting, Chad Kelley, director of operations for MercyOne Newton, requested the hospital at least

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Sep 30

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news New COVID-19 cases drop 60% since start of September The COVID-19 pandemic continued to recede in Iowa over the past week. New reported COVID-19 cases dropped nearly 30% week over the week, the state health department said. There were 2,091 new cases reported this week, or an average

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Sep 28

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news MercyOne says Sioux City hospital in ‘full compliance’ with CMS vaccination requirements MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center said it is in “full compliance” with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements for COVID-19 vaccination of staff. Documents posted to the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals’ website showed MercyOne

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Sep 26

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Nursing home residents are in a ‘precarious position’ A Nebraska bank has told a federal judge that the proposed new owner of an Iowa nursing home chain has left the elderly residents of those facilities in a “precarious position.” Lincoln Savings Bank is asking the judge for the

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Sep 23

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Flu season may be really bad in Iowa this year. Here’s why, and how to protect yourself Iowa could be in for a rough flu season this year, health officials say. Seasonal influenza is unpredictable, but indicators show this year’s strain of the respiratory virus could be severe.

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Sep 16

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa health system receives $753K grant for Epic EHR install Washington County Hospital and Clinics has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for approximately $753,000. All the funds will go toward implementing a new electronic health record system from Epic Systems. The grant is not

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Sep 14

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa among states with greatest ‘brain drains’ Small, rural states are hit hardest by college-educated graduates moving away, and Iowa ranks 10th among states with the highest percentage of college graduate losses. This “brain drain” analysis was conducted by economists at the University of North Carolina, the W.E.

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Sep 12

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Waukee City Council approves financial incentives for Iowa Clinic specialty, surgery center The Iowa Clinic is looking to add a third Waukee location and the city is offering nearly $1.7 million to make it happen. The physician-owned chain of clinics and urgent care centers is slated to be

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Sep 09

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news UnityPoint Health noted by Fitch and Moody’s as among 14 systems with strong finances Reports from Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service have identified UnityPoint Health as one of 14 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions. According to the reports, UnityPoint Health has an

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Sep 07

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Levy proposed in Jones County would help fund rural EMS Funding emergency medical services is a concern in many rural parts of the state. It’s what’s prompting leaders in Jones County to propose a new levy. They’re asking voters to approve 35 cents per $1,000 in valuation. An

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