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Dec02

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news The role of Hospitals: St. Anthony Regional Hospital In Iowa, like much of the rural U.S., rising costs and a shortage of health care providers make access to services challenging. Fifty of Iowa’s 99 counties provide obstetric services. Since 2000, 42 Iowa hospitals have closed OB services because

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Dec01

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan|News

ASPR releases resources for pediatric surge response. The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response launched a website addressing the pediatric respiratory illness surge affecting hospital capacity. State preparing for COVID-19 bivalent pediatric booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is allowing preordering for the bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster for

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Nov30

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation offers 60 scholarships The Iowa Hospital Association’s Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation will award 60 postsecondary scholarships to students pursuing training for health occupations. That will include health care scholarships of up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year for up to two

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Nov29

IHA hires Abhay Nadipuram as chief legal officer. IHA President and CEO Chris Mitchell announced IHA has hired Abhay Nadipuram as chief legal officer for the organization. HHS webinar to review new COVID-19 data tracker. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is transitioning from the Teletracking system to the National

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Nov28

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa must battle to preserve rural emergency rooms. Your life may depend on it. Each new development makes it appear more probable that Lee County residents in southeast Iowa will get an emergency room back in Keokuk in 2023. But the pressures on hospitals in rural Iowa are far

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Nov22

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan|News

Pediatric surge resources available. Experts from the Pediatric Pandemic Network and its federally funded partners are sharing resources to support immediate responses to the pediatric surge of RSV, flu and COVID-19. PRF portal open for late reporting. The Health Resources and Services Administration opened the Provider Relief Fund reporting portal for

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Nov21

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa hospital recipient of emergency rural health care grant At UnityPoint Grinnell Regional Medical Center, the Des Moines office of USDA Rural Development was on hand to present in person one of 17 grants for health care projects statewide. UnityPoint Grinnell was awarded two grants close to $1

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Nov21

IHA breaks down REH final rule. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its 2023 outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center final rule Tuesday. Federal agencies warn of two cyberthreats. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI this week are warning health care organizations to reduce

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Nov18

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Hospitalizations drop, but cases are ticking up Two years ago, on Nov. 17, 2020, Iowa reported 1,527 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state’s hospitals. That was the most reported at any point in the pandemic. Two years later, on Nov. 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health

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Nov17

Webinar series addresses pediatric respiratory surge. More children are being treated for RSV, flu and COVID-19. Prepare for leading in a crisis. Being an effective leader means being prepared to lead during a crisis. IHA’s latest Lessons in Leadership webinar will provide hospital leaders with the tools to stay calm

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