July 2020 News

COVID-19 patients value commitment to care during recovery

Danielle Burmeister, profile
Senior occupational therapist Danielle Burmeister commits to helping COVID-19 patients recovery through strengthening the body and the mind.

New type of ACL surgery helps Sage earn a spot on one of the nation’s top college wrestling teams

UI Sports Medicine uses the innovative quadricep tendon graft procedure for ACL repair to get athletes back to action sooner.

UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked among nation's best

2020-2021 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is listed among the nation’s best hospitals in four specialties, including two in the top 10 according to 2020-21 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

A skin graft—and a little distraction—helps to save Jonathan’s badly injured finger

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Emergency room doctors thought Jonathan’s finger might need to be amputated, but UI Health Care hand surgeon Lindsey S. Caldwell, MD, knew how to save it.

Putting safety first, and minds at ease

Amy Ward and Ross Daniels
Amy Ward had some reservations about having a medical procedure during the coronavirus pandemic. But throughout the West Des Moines woman’s time at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in June, she saw firsthand the extensive precautions in place.

Watch Replay: July 8 Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live

Coronavirus cell
Watch the replay of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Hospital Epidemiologist Jorge Salinas, MD, answering questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Facebook Live broadcast from Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Portable ECG monitor lets David stay active while being treated for a-fib

David Link with his bike
Working with his UI Health Care cardiac electrophysiologist, David uses a wireless ECG monitor to simplify his a-fib care and stay on top of his heart health.

Foot surgery prepares Jacob to continue family college football tradition

A broken bone in Jacob’s foot threatened to end his football career, but UI Sports Medicine’s surgical and rehab expertise got him back on the field quickly.

Trials for a Treatment

Dilek Ince, MD, stands on the UI Carver College of Medicine campus wearing a face shield
As medical professionals worldwide explored treatment options for COVID-19, a University of Iowa Health Care infectious disease research team participated in a clinical study on remdesivir—an intravenous antiviral drug that’s shown the potential to shorten recovery time and reduce deaths.

University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center performs 1,000th TAVR procedure

Herb Ohrt with his UI Health Care team
The University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center—the region’s most experienced TAVR program—has performed more than 1,000 TAVR procedures.