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Iowa News State explains about-face on University of Iowa hospital in North Liberty In explaining its reversal of an earlier decision to deny University of Iowa Health Care permission to build in North Liberty, Iowa’s five-member State Health Facilities Council highlighted the role semantics played in its about-face. In submitting a request for a

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Dec01

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Equipment upgrades completed for health care network Telehealth applications and remote connections are familiar to Iowans as they visit and communicate with their local hospitals and clinics. For those opportunities to occur, there is network hardware and virtual connections ‘behind-the-scenes’, which make those critical healthcare communications operate seamlessly.

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Nov29

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Iowa news University of Iowa will start training more midwives as rural birthing units close Midwives are trained to approach pregnancy as the normal, physical event that it is — at least up until more complicated medical intervention becomes necessary. It’s a more natural approach to pregnancy care favored outside

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Nov22

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Iowa news COVID-19’s quick Iowa comeback has health experts calling for small Thanksgiving gatherings Just over a week before Thanksgiving, Dubuque County public health specialist Mary Rose Corrigan stared into a camera for a weekly PSA, and posed a rhetorical — but timely — question: Should people attend indoor, public

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Iowa News 16,000 kids aged 5-11 receive first COVID-19 dose Thousands of COVID-19 shots have been given to children ages 5-11 in the first two weeks of eligibility, with demand for appointments among this age group locally remaining steady. Nationwide, about 2.6 million 5-to-11-year-olds have received the first dose of

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Nov17

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Iowa news MercyOne among top 10 most cost-efficient health systems MercyOne is the 10th most cost-efficient health system in the U.S., according to a ranking from the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan health care think tank. The cost efficiency metric is a ratio of a health system’s mortality rates compared to

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Nov15

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Iowa news Iowa’s nursing home staff COVID-19 vaccination rates have improved but still lag behind the national average The COVID-19 vaccination rate of Iowa’s nursing home staff increased by 4 percentage points as of mid-October, but the state’s rate still lags behind national figures, according to data compiled by AARP

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Iowa news VA health care, resources used during coronavirus response For the first time during the pandemic, a nonveteran infected with COVID-19 was hospitalized at the Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Iowa City as part of a federal policy to help other hospitals in times of crisis. (The Gazette)

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Nov10

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Iowa news Iowa counties launch COVID-19 clinics for kids this week COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 are becoming widely available this week with county health departments receiving their first shipments of vaccine doses. Many counties received their first allotment of doses on Monday, and all counties should have them

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Nov08

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Iowa news Sioux County mobile effort helps people in crisis Response team members from Seasons Center are trained to de-escalate a variety of situations. They might speak with someone who’s just “having a bad day,” a person who’s struggling with substance abuse issues or an individual who is upset about

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