June 2017 News

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.