22 UI Health Care nurses honored as part of 100 Great Iowa Nurses 2021

The 100 Great Iowa Nurses award recognizes nurses that have made meaningful, lasting contributions to their patients and colleagues and serve as mentors to fellow nurses, students, and interprofessional team members.

Eric Garcia: Helping lead the way with COVID-19 drug trials

Eric Garcia
Eric Garcia has had quite the year after overcoming COVID-19 back in March of 2020. He used his experience as motivation to help others, joining the Regeneron clinical trial team through UI Health Care.

First-in-Iowa procedure offers new TAVR option for patients with artery damage

Alan Leff in front of his University Heights home
Alan couldn’t have a standard TAVR, so UI cardiologist Philip Horwitz, MD, used transcaval TAVR to repair his aortic valve without open-heart surgery.

Spine surgery helps Denise return to active life after agonizing back pain

Denise Flory photo
After trying physical therapy and pain medicine, Denise turned to the UI Health Care Spine Center for relief.

Nurse encourages all to register as donors during National Donate Life Month

Morgan Atwood photo
April is National Donate Life Month, and Morgan Atwood, RN, encourages everyone to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Vaccines and safety lead to post-COVID-19 world

Pat Winokur wearing mask
Expanded access to vaccines offer hope and promise for Iowans. Read more from Patricia Winokur, MD, Executive Dean, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and an infectious disease specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

After his lifesaving liver transplant, Greg builds a new life with help from the mother of his donor

With expert medical care from the UI Organ Transplant Center, Greg is back to living a normal life as a teacher, husband, and father.

After months of post-COVID complications, Darcy gets the coordinated, expert care she needs

Darcy Havel-Sturdevant sitting on a couch
The UI Health Care Post COVID-19 Clinic provides expert pulmonology care and referrals to other specialists for long-term symptoms of COVID-19.

Expert care saves mother and baby during pregnancy emergency

At 23 weeks Ivy needed an emergency C-section, and our high-risk pregnancy experts were ready to deliver her baby and save her life.

UI Heart and Vascular team performs first coronary lithotripsy procedure in Iowa

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The Heart & Vascular Team at University of Iowa Health Care is the first in the state of Iowa to perform a procedure that uses sonic pressure waves to break up calcium build-up in heart arteries.