Breaking barriers: The importance of interpreting services

Syra Hurtarte, Spanish interpreter
Take a moment and imagine you’re in a hospital bed. Now, imagine you’re in a hospital bed and you don’t speak the same language as your health care team. Enter Syra Hurtarte, a Spanish interpreter for UI Health Care.

A dose of real-life experience: Nursing student explains the benefits of working while going to school

Autumn Morfey, CNA
For the last three years, Autumn Morfey has lived a double life. She works the night shift as a nursing assistant on the orthopedics unit as well as being a full-time nursing student.

Providing shelter from the storm

Becky Krob, BSN, RN
After a routine appointment at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing, a patient sat down to wait for a cab that never arrived.

10,000 IVF procedures: UI Center for Advanced Reproductive Care celebrates milestone

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Care at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics reached a major milestone in July 2021, completing its 10,000th in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure.

With UI Sports Medicine at his side, Alec recovers from a bad hip injury and wins a state football title

UI Sports Medicine professionals provided Alec’s on-field care, repaired his hip, and guided the physical therapy that helped him recover.

By learning from his care team, Kirk plays an active role in his COVID-19 survival story

Mary Jeanne and Kirk Phillips
UI Health Care’s cutting-edge COVID-19 care includes Iowa’s only clinic dedicated to treating COVID-19 survivors.

UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked among nation's best

Patient in a cancer infusion suite
For the 32nd year in a row, the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings has listed UI Hospitals & Clinics as the No. 1 hospital in Iowa, as well as the only one in Iowa to have specialties ranked in the top 50 nationally.

Summer safety: How to stay hydrated as heat, humidity increases

Summer is here, which means increasingly high temperatures and humidity. While the heat may allow for more time outdoors, including outside exercise, travel, and other summer activities, it can also increase your risk for dehydration and related illnesses.

Valerie’s search for expert rectovaginal fistula care leads her back to the worry-free life she thought was gone

UI Health Care is home to Iowa's only clinic dedicated solely to urogynecology care.

Summer sun safety: Three ways to protect your skin

Swimming in the pool, attending a ballgame, or just sitting on your outdoor patio are all enjoyable summer activities. But without appropriate application of sunscreen or other forms of sun protection, you may find yourself walking away with a sunburn.