Keeping safety at the forefront of the race for a COVID-19 vaccine

Pat Winokur, MD, Executive Dean, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and principal investigator for the UI trial wrote this editorial for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, published on Friday Nov. 13, 2020.

COVID-19 forces man to travel miles from home for emergency surgery

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NBC’s Anne Thompson tells the story of a Missouri father who struggled to find an ICU bed when he needed surgery for a rapidly worsening brain infection.

Pat sinks a hole-in-one after reverse shoulder replacement

Pat Knebel on the golf course
UI Health Care’s orthopedics team uses surgical expertise and the latest research to offer the best treatment options for shoulder pain.

Enhanced Cleaning Team ensures safety for patients and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

Enhanced cleaning team, photo
The Environmental Services (EVS) team has been keeping us all safe and our spaces clean long before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and as our emphasis on safety sharpens, their role has become more important than ever.

Telehealth provides Iowans increased access to care

The doctor will (virtually) see you now: Telehealth is being used to various degrees in every department within University of Iowa Health Care—and many providers hope it continues past the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kasha found the VBAC care she wanted at the UI Hospitals & Clinics Midwifery Clinic

Kasha Walpole and her family sitting outside
After a nationwide search, Kasha chose the UI Hospitals & Clinics Midwifery Clinic for VBAC following two previous cesareans.

Social worker Cynthia West helps someone every day

Social worker Cynthia West speaks with a patient
Cynthia West describes herself as a professional problem solver. During her two decades as a social worker, West has helped many people. She’ll remember one man for the rest of her life.

Five ways to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year

A table full of delicious holiday desserts including pumpkin pie and cupcakes
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with COVID-19 cases still prevalent across the region and country, everyone’s favorite feasting holiday is going to look a little different this year.

How to prepare for flu season

There's a lot you can do to protect yourself and others from the flu this season. Wearing a mask, washing your hands, and avoiding touching your face are still helpful ways to prevent the spread. But this year, getting your flu vaccine is crucial.

Iowa hospitals are experiencing the worst chapter of the pandemic so far

Suresh in mask, 2020
Iowa hospitals are experiencing the worst chapter of the pandemic so far. Here’s how you can stop it from getting worse.