Leading with courage: UI Health Care staff among first Iowans to get COVID vaccine

Allison Wynes takes selfie after receiving PfizerBioNTech COVID Vaccine
With approval by the Food and Drug Administration for the first emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine, we have the potential to reach a turning point in the fight to end the pandemic. Read more from UI Hospitals & Clinics CEO Suresh Gunasekaran, MBA.

31 ways to celebrate the holiday season safely this year

Evergreen tree with holiday lights on it
We’re well into the holiday season, but with COVID-19 still a very real threat across our community, we’re having to adapt and choose safe ways to celebrate.

UI Health Care begins first employee COVID-19 vaccinations with the vaccine it tested in clinical trials

Employee receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at UI Hospitals & Clinics
Today, University of Iowa Health Care is the first in the state to start vaccinating employees with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19.

Keeping the doors open for organ transplant patients

Rebecca Franklin, nurse clinician and pre-liver transplant and hepatobiliary coordinator
Throughout this COVID-19 environment, the Organ Transplant Center (OTC) has kept its doors open because any delay in their patients’ care would have directly impacted their well-being.

Anna Sponseller: Becoming a nurse during a global pandemic

Anna Sponseller, RN
Imagine graduating from college, accepting your first nursing job, and then starting work in a COVID-19 unit. That’s exactly what Anna Sponseller, RN, experienced.

Expert aneurysm diagnosis and quick procedure relieve Donna’s pain and may have saved her life

One day after having minimally invasive neurointerventional surgery to repair an aneurysm, Donna returned to her normal life, pain-free.

COVID-19 and the holiday season with Theresa Brennan, MD

Evergreen tree with holiday lights on it
Watch Chief Medical Officer, Theresa M. Brennan, MD, give an update on the coronavirus pandemic, including another update on your questions related to the upcoming holiday season.

We stand ready to lead Iowa through the COVID crisis

As Iowa enters the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the state’s coronavirus statistics indicate that there have been more than 215,000 positive COVID-19 cases and more than 2,200 COVID-related deaths. Currently there are approximately 1,300 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Iowa.

Tendon repair and nerve graft save Dan’s foot after chainsaw accident

After UI Health Care orthopedic limb preservation experts used donated nerve tissue to repair his badly injured leg, Dan is making plans to run again.

Former Hawkeye participates in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Ashley Vanorny
While the current Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial isn’t Ashley Vanorny’s first clinical trial, it may have the most far-reaching implications. Vanorny says her motivation for volunteering as a participant comes from her alma mater.