April 2020 News

‘It happened very quickly’: The story behind video visits

Woman participates in a Telehealth medicine visit
Speed was of the essence. In just three days, Christina Kopp, ARNP, the lead advanced nurse practitioner for UI Urgent Care, and Robert Linnell, MPAS, PA-C, who oversees operations for UI QuickCare, swung into action to launch a telemedicine triage service.

Watch Replay: April 30 Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live

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 Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Medical assistant shares message of hope

Like so many others, Alex Abodeely, CMA, has put aside her normal routine to help those with COVID-19.

University of Iowa virology research helps facilitate new clinical trial for COVID-19

Researcher working in a lab
Research by University of Iowa virologist Wendy Maury, PhD, has helped facilitate the launch of a new clinical trial in the United Kingdom of a drug that might help treat patients with COVID-19.

Pamela Johnson-Carlson named chief administrative officer of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

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University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
We’re excited to welcome Pam Johnson-Carlson, DNP, RN, NE-BC, to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital team as our new chief administrative officer! Thanks to the search committee, led by Ian Law, MD, and special thanks to Amy O’Deen, who served as the interim administrative leader of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

UI Health Care nurses provide ‘human connection’ for hospital patients during temporary COVID-19 visitor restrictions

With in-person visits to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics patients temporarily suspended as a COVID-19 safety precaution, a team of specially trained nurses has stepped in to make sure every patient is able to stay in touch with loved ones.

UI Health Care seeks donations of cloth face masks as well as continued donations of personal protective equipment

Illustration showing a cloth face mask
University of Iowa Health Care will now accept homemade cloth masks from individuals or manufacturers. This comes after guidance UI Health Care issued to its employees today who do not have face-to-face contact with patients that they can choose to wear their own cloth masks in addition to their mandatory face shield to help prevent asymptomatic spread of COVID-19.

Watch Replay: April 16 Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live

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 Thursday, April 16, 2020.

First plasma donor participates in University of Iowa Health Care trials to help others recover from COVID-19

Vanesa Campoverde donates plasma at UI Hospitals & Clinics
Vanesa Campoverde wasn’t thrilled with the idea of having a large needle inserted into her arm for a plasma donation, but she knew the end result would be worth it.

First in Iowa: UI Health Care officially starts new convalescent plasma clinical trial

Staff at the DeGowin Blood Center collect plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19
University of Iowa Health Care researchers have started a new clinical trial to determine if plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can help treat patients currently hospitalized with the disease.

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