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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.

Living a full life, even after two strokes

While paying for groceries in December 2014, Dave felt himself losing his balance. He suffered from a stroke caused by a clot that formed in an artery in his brain. Dave was rushed to the hospital and blessed with outstanding care that allowed him to leave the hospital just four days later, thanks to UI's Comprehensive Stroke Center.

‘Most caring people I’ve been around’ comforted mom far from home

“I also cannot say enough about the medical care I received. On nights when I was alone and scared of what was happening, the staff was there.”

UI Health Care earns "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" designation

Drs. Nicole Nisly and Katie Imborek
University of Iowa Health Care has been named a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

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