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Dec06

NewsStand, Dec. 7, 2023

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news New report flags 6% of Iowans as having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease According to new data from the American Lung Association, over 12 million people in the U.S. live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. That includes 6% of Iowa’s population. Bobby Mahajan, M.D., with the American Lung Association,

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Dec04

NewsStand, Dec. 5, 2023

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Pella Regional Health Center continues to meet demand with new birthing center amenities Pella Regional Health Center recently began construction of a cesarean section operating room in its birthing center to help meet the growing demand for obstetrics services in the area. Over the past 20 years, there

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Nov30

NewsStand, Nov. 30, 2023

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news UIHC’s Blum among 56 hospital and health system CMIOs and CNIOs to know The physicians and nurses serving as chief medical officers and chief nursing officers are tasked with identifying new technologies, strategizing how best to integrate them into their organizations, and implementing them appropriately. Their work leads

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Nov27

NewsStand, Nov. 28, 2023

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Several Iowa hospitals make list of 350 top hospitals for nurse communication Becker’s has compiled a list of the best hospitals for nurse communication in each state using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems data from CMS. CMS shares 10 HCAHPS star ratings based on publicly

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Nov21

NewsStand, Nov. 21, 2023

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Essential EMS service coming to more Iowa counties EMS is officially an essential service in four more Iowa counties. Voters in Benton, Cedar, Ida and Shelby counties approved a new tax to fund EMS. That decision puts EMS on the same level as police and fire services. EMS

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Nov16

NewsStand, Nov. 16, 2023

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Calhoun County to test state pilot program for EMS services Calhoun County is one of three counties to receive a $75,000 grant to test a new state pilot program that treats EMS like Uber. The app will send the closest staff member to respond to an emergency before

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Nov13

NewsStand, Nov. 13, 2023

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Ivy College partners with UnityPoint to expand options in health care management A new partnership between Iowa State’s Ivy College of Business and UnityPoint Health will provide more options for business students looking for real-world experience in health care management. The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding

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Nov03

NewsStand, Nov. 9, 2023

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news MercyOne Clinton nurse hailed as Hospital Hero The Iowa Hospital Association honored several MercyOne colleagues, including one from MercyOne Clinton, from across the state at its 2023 annual meeting last month. Six MercyOne employees were recognized with “Hospital Heroes” awards, which comprises more than half of the 10

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Nov02

NewsStand, Nov. 7, 2023

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Newsweek names UIHC top hospital in Iowa The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently was named the top hospital in Iowa by Newsweek. The list identified the top 600 U.S. hospitals ranked by state and sorted by a score that factors recommendations, patient experience, quality and patient-reported

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Nov01

NewsStand, Nov. 2, 2023

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Rural health association partners with Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences The Iowa Rural Health Association is partnering with Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for enhanced management services. Under the collaboration, the college will provide management services to IRHA to enhance rural health care

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