September 2020 News

Steve Hayes: A second—and third—chance at life

Steve Hayes meets him rescuers
Steve Hayes knows he wouldn’t be alive today if not for two quick-thinking co-workers and dozens of caregivers.

Post COVID-19 Clinic treats patients with long-term complications from COVID-19

In June, UI Health Care became the first health system in the state, and one of the first in the country, to establish a dedicated post-COVID-19 clinic.

Finding a COVID-19 vaccine

Watch infectious disease specialist Patricia Winokur, MD, discuss the race to find a COVID-19 vaccine and how UI Health Care is helping to find one through clinical trials.

Holly Smith: One nurse’s career path to dialysis

Holly Smith, RN, BSN
Holly Smith realized her calling as a young girl. Smith began as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at age 16, using dual credit in high school to become certified.

Some good news about COVID-19

If you’re finding it hard to stay positive as the pandemic continues to disrupt our lives, take heart. There are reasons to be hopeful.

Stay safe from COVID-19 this holiday weekend

Jorge Salinas, MD, an infectious disease specialist and head of epidemiology at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, recently shared with news media some important tips for staying safe during the holiday weekend.

5 tips for keeping skin healthy while wearing masks

During the COVID-19 era, face masks have become everyday accessories. This new daily routine helps keep everyone safe, but can sometimes lead to skin problems.

Amana family known for great service impressed by neurosurgeons’ dedication to excellent patient care

The UI Health Care neurosurgery team has treated Carol and her parents with the same kind of high-quality care and service they provided to customers for years.

Answering the call: Angie Dains, infection preventionist, keeps workspace and break room areas safe

Angie Dains, infection preventionist
During Angie Dains’ regular work life, the importance of preventing infection is essential. Now, due to the realities of COVID-19, Dains is one of many health care employees who have found themselves putting in extra hours.