September 2017 News

Patty chose HIPEC treatment for her recurring cancer

Two years after undergoing surgery for colon cancer, Patty Brockett developed a large tumor in her right ovary. Leery of having cancer return a third time, Patty chose University of Iowa Health Care for HIPEC, a special treatment for recurring cancer in the abdominal area.

Washington man is back to normal after HIPEC treatment

When treatment for a tumor in his appendix required major surgery and a special type of chemotherapy treatment known as HIPEC, Dick Gallagher got the expert care he needed from University of Iowa Health Care.

Lindsey and Joanne’s midwifery story

Lindsey and her partner, Joanne, chose the midwives at UI Health Care because they wanted a normal, natural birth experience within the hospital-setting.

Vascular surgery saves woman with rare, life-threatening condition

Tania Justus and her family
Tania Justus had an uncommon condition called May-Thurner syndrome. "What is extremely rare is the fact that Tacia sustained a ruptured iliac vein. What was really critical was that we had the technology and expertise to make that diagnosis in a timely fashion."--Neelima Katragunta, MD

Blood and marrow transplant program receives highest endorsement

Gold seal of approval
The University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Adult and Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) program has earned reaccreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

Labor and delivery game day map

Labor and Delivery Game Day Map
Please take the following route to the UI Hospitals & Clinics on football game days.

Jim is impressed with surgeon dedication

When Jim Black of Sterling, Illinois, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, tests showed that the tumor was likely to spread to other areas of his body. He was advised to consider traveling as far away as Florida to get the best treatment, but he chose University of Iowa Health Care.

Sept. 22 event to raise awareness on injuries from falls

University of Iowa Health Care, the Visiting Nurse Association, and the Community Foundation of Johnson County will host its Fall Prevention Awareness Day and Health Fair Event from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Visiting Nurse Association office at 1524 Sycamore St. in Iowa City.

Orthopedic surgery team reattaches man’s arm after chainsaw accident

Stephen Boeding
In October 2016, Stephen Boeding was trimming a tree branch in his yard when the unexpected happened.

Clinical trials of new cancer treatments give Laura a chance to benefit from the latest medicine available

Laura Simonis puts on sunscreen
When Laura Simonis talks about her melanoma, drug names like “pembrolizumab” and “indoximod” roll off her tongue with ease. That’s because she did her research and decided that a clinical trial would be part of her plan to fight cancer.