November 2019 News

CVICU nurses receive DAISY Team Award for going “above and beyond”

Nurses at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics pose for their The DAISY Team Award
The nurses in UI Health Care's Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to care for critically ill patients, but they also recognize the vulnerabilities and difficulties faced by their patients and families.

Inspired by special training, BMT nurses lead the way in reducing infection rates

UI Health Care employees stand together for a group photo regarding the Beacon Award
A group with some of the highest risk of developing CLABSI and that historically contributed the largest proportion of the hospital’s CLABSIs now has a much lower than expected rate of infections.

BASILICA provides option for high-risk heart patients

Sidakpal Panaich, MBBS, speaks with a patient
Cardiologists at University of Iowa’s Heart and Vascular Center are the first in the state to use a new procedure that makes heart valve replacement safer for some high-risk patients, many of whom had no other options before.

Heart of the matter

Mark Deakyne was watching a TV comedy with friends when he started laughing hysterically and uncontrollably. Standing up to get a drink, his heart began racing and he became so lightheaded he felt like he might pass out. Scared, Deakyne didn’t say anything to anyone.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, UI Sports Medicine Clinic continues to grow

As it enters its second decade of service, the University of Iowa Sports Medicine Clinic continues to seek out new ways to benefit active people of all ages and skill levels.