December 2018 News

Jonathan’s meniscus transplant story

Whether he’s on a bike ride or just walking to class at Southeastern Community College each day, Jonathan Gavin appreciates the precious gift that allows him to do those things pain-free.

Expert spine care helped Gretchen get back to RAGBRAI

Gretchen McLain of Stockport, Iowa, was looking forward to riding RAGBRAI in 2017, but four days before the event, a devastating spine injury put her bike-riding plans on hold indefinitely—but not for nearly as long as you might think. Gretchen was working on her farm in July 2017 when a couple of...

UI Health Care brings free blood pressure testing to Coral Ridge Mall shoppers

Illustration of blood pressure monitoring station
University of Iowa Health Care and Coral Ridge Mall are encouraging holiday shoppers to take a moment to stop by the mall’s new Heart Check Center for a free blood pressure check.

Patients helped design new cellular therapy unit

Interior view of clinic space
“We asked our current and past patients for their input, and their generous feedback allowed us to create this beautiful new unit that we can truly call patient-centered,” says Margarita Magalhaes-Silverman, MD, director of the UI Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.

UI Hospitals & Clinics CEO puts focus on excellence

Suresh Gunasekaran portrait
“Delivering the most advanced medical care for all Iowans is a privilege and responsibility I am proud to lead at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics,” says new CEO Suresh Gunasekaran, MBA.