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Nov04

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news MercyOne restores all hospital and clinic information systems MercyOne Central Iowa has said that all hospital and clinic systems are back online, including the payroll platform and patient records, following a ransomware attack on its former parent company CommonSpirit Health. The outage lasted more than two weeks, during

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Nov03

OPPS final rule boosts payments, finalizes proposals for REH. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its final outpatient prospective payment rule Wednesday. Apply critical OpenSSL security patch as soon as possible. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center strongly recommends health sector organizations

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Nov02

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa Hospital Association honors UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital employees The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) honored two UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital team members at its annual meeting, Carmen Kleinsmith and Clif White. Kleinsmith, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at UnityPoint Health – St.

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Nov01

2023 legislative priorities head to IHA board. Next year’s priorities guide IHA’s advocacy efforts during the 2023 legislative session. IHERF expands health care education scholarship program. The Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation will award 60 postsecondary health care scholarships of up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year for up to

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Oct31

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Des Moines mental health provider using $4 million grant to expand substance abuse help Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services has received a multimillion dollar federal grant to expand substance use disorder treatment and increase access to other mental health services. The Des Moines-based provider was granted $4

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Oct31

IHA advocacy team weekly round up. The IHA advocacy team continues to identify workforce solutions this week. The American Hospital Association A2 Workforce conference was held Wednesday, Oct. 26. Here, state hospital associations discussed workforce efforts in their respective states. Other topics discussed included: CMS updates COVID-19 vaccination guidance for

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Oct27

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Committee cites goals of Nov. 8 Winnebago County EMS levy, surcharge proposal The Winnebago County EMS Levy Committee and Supervisors Board recently completed a series of informational meetings at locations countywide about its public measure on the Nov. 8 election ballot. The proposed Winnebago County EMS levy and

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Oct27

AONL updates guidance to mitigate workplace violence. The American Organization for Nursing Leadership and the Emergency Nurses Association are incorporating the latest research in its Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace. Ransomware team targeting hospitals, public health organizations. The Federal Bureau of Investigations, Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency and the

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Oct26

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By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Who’s running for Broadlawns’ board? These 6 candidates are running for 3 open seats Six candidates are on the ballot this November for the board for Polk County’s public hospital. Three spots are open on the seven-member board that oversees Broadlawns Medical Center, the Des Moines hospital funded

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Oct25

Department of Labor addresses nursing shortage through grant. The U.S. Department of Labor is addressing bottlenecks in nurse training through its new Nursing Expansion Grant Program. Nurse education professional track. This program is increasing the number of nursing instructors and educators by training new or experienced current or former nurses, including

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