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Mar30

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By Iowa Hospital Association|News

Iowa news VA Central Iowa Health to hold virtual listening session this week The VA Central Iowa Health Care System will hold a virtual listening session with stakeholders Wednesday, March 31, to hear veterans and the communities that the VA serves. It will be one of 50 public virtual listening

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Mar29

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By Iowa Hospital Association|News

Iowa news Mental health funding shift needs more conversation, Grassley says Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley did not rule out shifting funding for mental health care services from local property taxes to the state’s general fund, but Grassley said such a shift is more complicated than just the funding mechanism.

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Mar26

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Grassley-backed measure to protect rural health clinics passes Senate Because of Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) leadership, the bipartisan Rural Health Clinic Protection Act was added to a health care extenders package that passed the US Senate today. Rural health clinics in Iowa communities – including in Denver, Grinnell,

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Mar25

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa Senate Republicans seek to change mental health funding Republicans in the Iowa Senate are working on legislation that would shift funding for mental health services from counties to the state. About 200 people listened in on a virtual hearing by a subcommittee Wednesday. Groups like Iowa Mental

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Mar24

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Get vaccinated to protect yourself and prevent variants that may kill others, says ER doc If you’re avoiding a shot because you’re afraid of needles, contracting COVID-19 and landing in a hospital would be your worst nightmare. The Des Moines Register’s editorial writer, Andie Dominick, caught up again

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Mar23

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa Poll: Two-thirds of Iowans plan to be vaccinated against COVID-19; 27% do not plan to be vaccinated Two-thirds of Iowa adults plan to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or already have been, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows. Twenty-seven percent of Iowa adults say they don’t

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Mar22

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news COVID-19’s unequal impact: Lessons learned and the value of the upstream investment In the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, statistical demographics illustrated that COVID-19 disproportionally affected Iowans of color. Hispanic and Latino Iowans comprise 6.2% of the state’s population, but in April 2020, Hispanic and Latino Iowans accounted

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Mar19

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Long-term care facility COVID-19 outbreaks drop to zero in Iowa State officials are reporting as of Thursday morning, there are no COVID-19 outbreaks in the state’s long-term care facilities. This marks a significant milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, which has devastated long-term care facilities across the state. It’s

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Mar18

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Holden Center plays important role in university More than 40 years have passed since the University of Iowa’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center was founded. It was only the beginning to a significant piece of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics campus that has achieved national and international

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Mar17

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Reynolds: All Iowa adults will be eligible for vaccine April 5, if supply increases as expected Iowa will open eligibility to all Iowans to receive the coronavirus vaccine on April 5, contingent on Iowa receiving the increase in doses it’s expecting, Gov. Kim Reynolds said. Gov. Reynolds said

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