Iowa news Older Iowans encouraged to get new RSV vaccine Experts are encouraging Iowans 60 and older as well as children under 8 months old to get vaccinated against respiratory syncytial virus. The respiratory virus can cause severe lung infections in young infants and elderly people, and the elderly are
Iowa news Emergency rooms in central Iowa overwhelmed, longer wait times anticipated Emergency rooms across central Iowa are overwhelmed right now. Between non-emergency patients, summer season traumas and more-severe illnesses in patients, emergency departments are facing busy waiting rooms. Patients can expect longer waits depending on the amount of emergency
Iowa news A Des Moines-area health coalition is empowering Black women’s health Organizations like Black Women 4 Health Living are empowering women to take control of their health. The Des Moines-based organization hosts a monthly Black Women’s Health Coalition to link women with resources. It offers resources like health and
The top issues for health care leaders are being examined by leading experts at the IHA Summer Leadership Forum: Workforce strategist Lisa Walden will offer fresh perspectives that challenge preconceived ideas on building a healthy work culture. Kaufman Hall Senior Vice President James Kinn will review approaches and strategies to address the
Iowa news First finalist for top UI Health Care job was with CDC, U.S. government A former U.S. Public Health Service captain and medical officer who spent nearly 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while serving on the Emory University School of Medicine faculty is the
The 2023 Iowa Trauma Coordinators Spring Conference will prepare trauma coordinators to effectively care for patients and improve hospital trauma programs. Using real-life field experience as a backdrop, representatives from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner, University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Department of Emergency Medicine at
Iowa news Eastern Iowa Health Center launches multilingual vaccine campaign, transportation service As the federal emergency pandemic declaration ends, there are still swathes of underserved populations who have yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or the updated bivalent booster, designed to be more effective against newer strains of the coronavirus.
Iowa news New state program can cut post-surgery opioid use by 70% A program that was launched last year in Iowa to reduce the reliance on opioid medicines for pain relief after surgeries has seen early success at the rural hospitals where it has been implemented, according to Goldfinch Health.
ServiShare and Health Enterprises Co-op (HEc), the group-purchasing arm of Health Enterprises, have announced they are forming a new partnership. The first phase of this partnership will entail ServiShare designating HEc as a preferred exclusive partner for its group-purchasing organization contracts and services to its members. This partnership is an alignment between
Hospital foundation fundraising provides important community support, especially for small hospitals. The Foundation Professionals for Iowa Hospitals Spring Conference provides an interactive, daylong event that will equip foundation professionals with the tools and strategies to create successful campaigns. Participants will learn about: Aligning missions and purposes with fundraising campaigns. Marketing
Iowa news McDonald family initiates fundraiser to name UIHC room, provide education opportunities The family of the late Harley McDonald has initiated a fundraiser to name a room at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. McDonald, of Scranton, died last winter after suffering injuries in
Patient demographics are rapidly changing, and health care workers must be ready to meet the growing needs of more-diverse communities. The Iowa Hospital Association and Schabel Solutions have created the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Health Care Certificate Program to positively affect patient experience and employee engagement. Health care leaders also will develop strategies