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UI Heart and Vascular Center open house

University of Iowa Health Care will host an open house for its new UI Heart and Vascular Center clinic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 4800 John Pappajohn Pavilion (Elevator I, Level 4) at UI Hospitals & Clinics. The event is free and open and to the public.

Melinda’s chondrosarcoma journey

"I had never heard the word chondrosarcoma, couldn’t pronounce or spell it. Yet this word will remain with me for the rest of my life." Melinda

Betsy grateful for pregnancy care she received

After two miscarriages, Betsy Brown learned she was pregnant in May 2016. A family member recommended UI Health Care because she had always been impressed by how her care team worked together to ensure the best possible outcome.

Julie had "utmost faith, confidence, and trust” in care team

Julie Wigger was 25 weeks pregnant when she started having unexplained vascular issues, so her obstetrician in Davenport referred her to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for a Level 2 ultrasound.

UI Hospitals & Clinics to join phase two of COIIN

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has been selected to participate in phase two of the Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN), a three-year project aimed to increase the number of kidney transplants and improve quality measures.

Transplant a lesson in life

Darreld Petersen and Nancy Bleuer
When Darreld Petersen of Mason City, Iowa, learned he would need a kidney transplant after years living with kidney disease, he was cautioned that it could take months, even years, before a suitable donor organ was available. Nancy Bleuer of nearby Clear Lake-a 54-year-old preschool teacher in Mason City known as "Miss Nancy" to her students and their parents-offered to donate one of her kidneys almost immediately after learning about Darreld's condition.

Miller awarded grant to create much-needed sarcoma registry

Ben Miller, MD, University of Iowa assistant professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation, will direct an effort to establish a multi-institutional registry to track the outcomes of sarcoma patients after treatment.

Tanya chose “only the best” when trying to conceive

Tanya Van Voorst cannot say enough amazing things about University of Iowa Health Care's IVF team.

Bariatric surgery program achieves national accreditation

The University of Iowa Health Care bariatric surgery program has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Spine surgery delivers sweet relief

Living on 64 acres, Donovan Coffey loves being outside and taking care of the land. That’s how he discovered his passion: raising honey bees. “It really puts me in touch with nature,” Donovan says. “It’s a very pleasant experience.” That is, until he felt pain in his left shoulder.

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