March 2020 News

Watch Replay: March 26 Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live

Coronavirus cell
Watch the replay of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Chief Medical Officer Theresa Brennan, MD, answering questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Facebook Live broadcast from March 26, 2020.

Iowans, we stand with you

In these times of facing the pandemic of COVID-19, there is a message that the state’s health care workers and I wish to share: We stand with you.

UI Health Care seeks additional protective face shields

Face shields
University of Iowa Health Care leaders today issued an urgent request for Iowa businesses and individuals to donate new or used protective face shields to the hospital. The shields are used by hospital staff to keep employees safe and help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19.

First patient with community-acquired COVID-19 in Johnson County is being cared for by University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

As announced by the governor tonight, Johnson County has seen its first patient to have COVID-19 from community-acquired transmission. That patient is currently in isolation in the care of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. This means that other patients are kept at a safe distance, and those caring for this individual are properly protected.

Hospital visitor screenings and restrictions in place

UIHC Hospital image with callout box about new patient visitor restrictions
To protect the health of our patients and their families, University of Iowa Health Care will screen all patients and visitors at our hospital entrances.

Letter to inpatients regarding new visitor restrictions

The following is a letter from Suresh Gunasekaran, Chief Executive Officer, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and Associate Vice President, University of Iowa Health Care, sent to inpatients on March 14, 2020.

University of Iowa Health Care launches new COVID-19 helpline

University of Iowa Health Care has launched a new helpline to answer questions about influenza or 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for health care professionals as well as members of the community.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics begins visitor screening and adds more visitor restrictions on main Iowa City campus

In continuing efforts to minimize potential exposure to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep patients and staff safe, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is taking additional measures to restrict and screen visitors.

University of Iowa Health Care Offers New Options for Patients in Preparation for Influenza and 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the increasing numbers of Johnson County and Iowa residents affected with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and influenza, University of Iowa Health Care is implementing additional programs to diagnose and treat patients.

U. Iowa scientists pinpoint a brain region that stops breathing in pediatric epilepsy

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Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Finding could help predict risk for sudden unexpected death due to epilepsy (SUDEP)