August 2020 News

As community cases spike, UI Health Care urges all to double down on COVID-19 safety precautions

While the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations remains stable, University of Iowa Health Care has seen a rapid uptick in the number of people seeking screening via telehealth and visits to the Respiratory Illness Clinic, with more people testing positive for COVID.

Options and honest, caring conversations guide Dennis to successful Peyronie’s disease treatment

Amy Pearlman, MD, talks with Dennis about his treatment options.
UI Health Care’s Men’s Health Program gave Dennis access to a wider range of options for his Peyronie’s treatments than his local urologist could.

Owen got rid of his pain by asking for a second opinion on spine surgery

The orthopedic spine surgery team at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics specializes in the revision surgery Owen needed to return to his active life.

Clinical trials provide hope for patients during COVID-19

Jackie Wangui-Verry, MSN, RN-BC
Jackie Wangui-Verry, MSN, RN-BC, knew she was caring for some of the most vulnerable people during the most vulnerable time in modern history. The assistant director of the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) oversees day-to-day operations and supervises the CRU clinical staff.

When COVID-19 came to our community, Janis Tener and the entire dialysis team leapt into action

Janis Tener, RN, BSN, CDN
While a typical patient may get a physical once a year, dialysis patients must receive treatments three times a week, sometimes for the rest of their lives. Before COVID-19 made its appearance in our local communities, the dialysis team was preparing and thinking ahead for these patients.

A labor of love: Main kitchen cook helps her community mask up

Beth Bennett, photo
Beth Bennett never set out to sew and distribute 2,700 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. But now that she’s passed that mark, she has her sights set on 3,000.

Making a difference: How the information desks are handling new responsibilities

Ashley Smith, photo
Ashley Smith, clerk III lead for the information desk in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, talks about the plethora of new responsibilities added to her role and reflects on some of her recent experiences with families.

After hip preservation surgery, Becky hikes to a mountaintop in Brazil

Rebekah Hall, photo
The University of Iowa Young Adult Hip Clinic is the only clinic in Iowa that performs the periacetabular osteotomy Becky needed to return to her active life.

ECMO leads to a happy ending for a pregnant mother with COVID-19

Aquarius Bunch and Sharon Beth Larson, DO
Aquarius Bunch, 27, a pregnant mother who was diagnosed with COVID-19, was discharged from UI Hospitals & Clinics on May 10 after receiving care from our teams.

Pathology team continues to produce COVID-19 test kits for Johnson County

Jon Maakestad, photo
Last March, Jon Maakestad, a safety compliance specialist who runs the reagent lab of the Department of Pathology, received a call with one important question: Could the lab produce the reagent necessary for COVID-19 testing? Fast forward to today, and the reagent lab is churning out 600 to 1000 test kits every day.