Jun 13

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

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

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Jun 10

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

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

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Jun 08

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

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

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Jun 06

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

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

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Jun 03

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Hospitalizations up, new cases steady in weekly COVID-19 data update COVID-19 hospitalizations were on the rise again in Iowa during the past week even as the number of new cases held steady from the previous two weeks, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Public Health

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Jun 01

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Mental health counselors to soon respond to some Des Moines 911 calls Mental health counselors will respond to some of Des Moines’ 911 calls instead of law enforcement officers, starting in July. The new approach aims to better allocate police resources, reduce arrests and improve access to mental

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May 31

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa had high combined rates of deaths because of alcohol, drugs and suicide during the pandemic’s first year There were more “substance misuse” deaths nationwide during 2020 than in any other year, according to a new report. Rhea Farberman, policy research director at Trust for America’s Health, says

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May 26

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa’s recent COVID-19 surge slows COVID-19’s most-recent rise across Iowa slowed somewhat in the past week, according to new data released by the Iowa Department of Public Health and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The number of new reported COVID-19 cases have increased again, but only

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May 25

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news UIHC part of new program to ensure equity in patient care The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is part of the first phase of the American Medical Association’s Peer Network, which is designed to “apply an equity lens to all aspects of quality and safety practices.” The

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May 23

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news State board approves Ames outpatient surgery center Mary Greeley Medical Center and McFarland Clinic have received certificate-of-need approval from the Iowa Department of Public Health for the development of an outpatient ambulatory surgery center in Ames. This is an important step in the development of the project, which

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May 20

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news CDC warns of rising COVID-19 risk in Iowa For the first time in two months, an Iowa county has a high level of community risk for COVID-19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Poweshiek County has that distinction, because of a combination of its

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May 18

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By Iowa Hospital Association| NewsStand Archive

Iowa news ChildServe nears opening of 23,000-square-foot rehabilitation unit ChildServe will soon open its new 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 inpatient rehabilitation

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