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Mar16

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Vermeer partners with local health office on COVID-19 vaccination clinics Vermeer Corp., in conjunction with Marion County Public Health, has been working to get COVID-19 vaccines in the arms of local residents. Vermeer began working with the county health department in December on how the company and local

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Mar15

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news The Check Up: Dr. Sanjeeb Khatua of UnityPoint Clinic Vaccine hesitancy continues to be one of the top challenges facing public health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a few national education campaigns, the task of convincing skeptical patients and staff to get vaccinated has largely fallen on

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Mar12

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Polk County to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to people 16-64 with health conditions starting March 15 Polk County will expand coronavirus vaccinations next week to include people ages 16 to 64 with a wide range of health conditions, the county’s health department announced Thursday. State officials announced March 4

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Mar11

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news MercyOne Central Iowa to boost minimum wage to $15 hourly MercyOne Central Iowa is instituting a minimum wage for its staff of $15 an hour, effective April 4. MercyOne Central Iowa President Karl Keeler indicated that employee input had influenced the decision to move to $15 an hour.

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Mar10

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news COVID-19 vaccine providers rely on truthful Iowans as eligibility expands COVID-19 vaccine providers will have to trust Iowans declaring underlying health conditions to make vaccine appointments. Monday marked the first day Iowans under age 64 with certain underlying health conditions could receive a COVID-19 vaccine. As pharmacies across

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Mar09

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Opinion: Council’s rejection of a new North Liberty hospital was in the best interest of Iowans As a statewide health care system committed to meeting community health needs, MercyOne appreciates the measured and diligent approach of the State Health Facilities Council’s decision not to approve the proposal by

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Mar08

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opens to Iowans with chronic health conditions, but counties say demand still outstrips supply Roughly half of Iowa adults could become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations this week, now that the state has decided to make the shots available to people with certain health conditions. But health

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Mar05

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Reynolds attributes Iowa’s low ranking in second doses to a reporting error Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday Iowa’s low ranking among the states in delivering two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is largely because of a reporting error. Last week, Reynolds was asked why Iowa was so

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Mar03

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news COVID-19 cases in nursing homes drop 89% as residents get vaccinated New federal data offers a glimmer of hope in what has been the darkest and deadliest corner of the pandemic. The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths at America’s nursing homes has dropped significantly since December as

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Mar02

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa to receive 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week Iowa will receive more than 100,000 first-shot doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week, for the first time crossing the six-figure milestone for the much-coveted doses. The supply is bolstered by about 33,400 doses of vaccine developed by Johnson

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