June 2020 News

UI Health Care expands safety measures to include COVID-19 testing for all inpatients, regardless of symptoms

Beginning June 11, UI Health Care will begin testing all inpatients for COVID-19 upon admission to its facilities

Bridging a language gap: How communication boards are helping non-English speaking patients

Colleen Wieland and Brian Peterson, speech-language pathologists in the Department of Otolaryngology
Communication is an essential form of human connection—one most people take for granted. Communication is also vitally important in providing excellent health care. When patients and providers cannot communicate effectively, the quality of care often decreases.

Westermann, Willey published in Sports Medicine Update on evaluation and treatment of hip conditions in athletes

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University of Iowa orthopedic surgeons Robert Westermann, MD, and Michael Willey, MD, are the authors of the lead article in the Spring 2020 issue of Sports Medicine Update, a publication of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Watch Replay: June 2 Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live

Coronavirus cell
Watch the replay of University of Iowa Health Care family medicine physician Eleanor Lisa Lavadie-Gomez, MD, and infectious disease specialist Jorge Salinas, MD, answering questions in Spanish about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Facebook Live broadcast from Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

UI Heart and Vascular Center first in Iowa to use new technology to remove blood clots from lungs

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University of Iowa physicians are the first in the state to use a novel device to remove life-threatening blood clots from the lungs of a critically ill patient.

A leader in the face of a pandemic: Liz Highland’s personal call to action

Urgent care nurse practitioner Liz Highland, ARNP, has had a lot of practice managing patient flow. She’s so good at it, in fact, that it was no surprise to anyone that after a week in our respiratory clinic, she was asked to serve as lead APP (advanced practice provider).

UI Health Care selected to provide free counseling for state's COVID Recovery Iowa program

The Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) building exterior
University of Iowa Health Care is providing free counseling to Iowans affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency as part of COVID Recovery Iowa, a new program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

UI Health Care supports patients with updated visitor/support person guidelines, universal face masks

Maintaining its commitment to the highest levels of safety while acknowledging the benefit to patients of having a support person with them while getting care, University of Iowa Health Care has updated its guidelines for visitors at its patient care locations.