July 2017 News

Melinda’s chondrosarcoma journey

"I had never heard the word chondrosarcoma, couldn’t pronounce or spell it. Yet this word will remain with me for the rest of my life." Melinda

New Hernia Center specializes in multidisciplinary team approach to hernia repair

University of Iowa Health Care now offers patients with simple or complex hernia diagnoses access to collaborative care through a new center located within the Surgery Specialty Clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Hernia Center specialists have developed care protocols that address medical issues before and after surgery-smoking/tobacco use, blood sugar control and risks for diabetes, and weight loss support and bariatric surgery, for example-to help improve treatment outcomes and patients' overall health.

Betsy grateful for pregnancy care she received

After two miscarriages, Betsy Brown learned she was pregnant in May 2016. A family member recommended UI Health Care because she had always been impressed by how her care team worked together to ensure the best possible outcome.

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.