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COVID-19 vaccine update: What we know so far

While clinical trials are still ongoing, much is happening at UI Health Care to prepare for the eventual approval of COVID vaccines.

Home Treatment Team helps UI Health Care maintain bed capacity during COVID-19 surge

As cases of COVID-19 surge to levels that could overwhelm Iowa’s hospitals, one potential solution that may allow hospitals to care for more patients with the virus without exceeding their bed capacity is a “virtual hospital” model.

UI Health Care Joins Thousands of Top U.S. Hospitals Encouraging Everyone to #MaskUp

University of Iowa Health Care is among 100 of the nation’s top health care systems that have come together with a national public service effort to encourage all Americans to mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic now.

How to talk to your loved ones about celebrating the holidays safely this year

Family members talking to one another virtually
Navigating the holiday season with family and friends can be challenging in a normal year. Add a dangerous pandemic to the mix and things get even more complicated.

Kate Benge: ‘COVID-19 is more haunting than any horror story’

Kate Benge, RN
Kate Benge was a standout high school and collegiate athlete. She’s always loved running, playing soccer, staying active, and keeping fit. Healthy at age 29, this conscientious UI Health Care nurse never imagined she’d become infected with COVID-19.

Keeping safety at the forefront of the race for a COVID-19 vaccine

Pat Winokur, MD, Executive Dean, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and principal investigator for the UI trial wrote this editorial for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, published on Friday Nov. 13, 2020.

COVID-19 forces man to travel miles from home for emergency surgery

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NBC News
NBC’s Anne Thompson tells the story of a Missouri father who struggled to find an ICU bed when he needed surgery for a rapidly worsening brain infection.

Pat sinks a hole-in-one after reverse shoulder replacement

Pat Knebel on the golf course
UI Health Care’s orthopedics team uses surgical expertise and the latest research to offer the best treatment options for shoulder pain.

Enhanced Cleaning Team ensures safety for patients and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

Enhanced cleaning team, photo
The Environmental Services (EVS) team has been keeping us all safe and our spaces clean long before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and as our emphasis on safety sharpens, their role has become more important than ever.

Kasha found the VBAC care she wanted at the UI Hospitals & Clinics Midwifery Clinic

Kasha Walpole and her family sitting outside
After a nationwide search, Kasha chose the UI Hospitals & Clinics Midwifery Clinic for VBAC following two previous cesareans.

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