May 2018 News

Preventing falls, Mae moves forward

Mae portrait
Mae Schatteman, 96, shows no signs of slowing down. But she is careful to watch her step along the way. UI Health Care's Stepping On addresses the importance of walking and other low-impact exercise to keep ankles and other parts of the body stable.

Honored to be a 2018 Fan of the Year winner

Portrait of Traci McCausland
During her treatment for breast cancer, Traci McCausland says: “Coach Fran and Margaret McCaffery were incredibly supportive of us. We were so grateful for the support from the entire Iowa Athletic Department and UI Center for Advancement.”

UI Health Care names new CFO

Bradley Haws, MBA, chief executive officer of the University of Virginia Physicians Group, has been named associate vice president and chief financial officer for University of Iowa Health Care. He will begin Aug. 20.

Kalona helps pioneer mental health telemedicine

Physician and patient using tablet for mental health treatment
Pleasantview Home in Kalona is the first Iowa facility to offer University of Iowa geriatric mental health care through a telemedicine service made possible by a $500,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.

Carley Neustel

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University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
Carley was rushed by helicopter to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital in September 2015 after a farm accident nearly severed both of her legs below the knees. She had also sustained a broken arm and a large cut on her scalp.

Kevin’s limb preservation story

Kevin Nahnsen from Waterloo, Iowa experienced compound fractures required three surgeries to correct his leg.

Announcing CAR T-cell therapy

T-cell with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) on its surface
University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first provider in Iowa to offer CAR T-cell therapy, a groundbreaking treatment that uses a genetically improved version of a cancer patient’s own white blood cells to kill cancer cells.

Family advocates for lawn mower safety after accident

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University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
On Aug. 30, 2017, life changed for Ryan Manahl and his family when his 3-year-old son, Tate, was accidentally run over with a lawn mower. “I tried to keep him calm but I kept thinking the worst – ‘Is this really it? Is my son going to die in my arms right now and he hasn’t even started to live his life?’”

One of Forbes’ best for fourth time

six portraits of UI employees
For the fourth year in a row, Forbes magazine has included University of Iowa Health Care in its annual listing of the nation’s top employers.

Easy, walk-in hepatitis C test at Iowa River Landing

Hepatitis C Screening infographic
University of Iowa Health Care–Iowa River Landing offers walk-in testing for hepatitis C Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.