November 2020 News

We stand ready to lead Iowa through the COVID crisis

As Iowa enters the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the state’s coronavirus statistics indicate that there have been more than 215,000 positive COVID-19 cases and more than 2,200 COVID-related deaths. Currently there are approximately 1,300 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Iowa.

Tendon repair and nerve graft save Dan’s foot after chainsaw accident

After UI Health Care orthopedic limb preservation experts used donated nerve tissue to repair his badly injured leg, Dan is making plans to run again.

Former Hawkeye participates in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Ashley Vanorny
While the current Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial isn’t Ashley Vanorny’s first clinical trial, it may have the most far-reaching implications. Vanorny says her motivation for volunteering as a participant comes from her alma mater.

What are the current leading candidates for a COVID-19 vaccine?

While there hasn’t yet been an approved vaccine for COVID-19, many different types of vaccines are in development. We break down the types of vaccines and how each works.

COVID-19 vaccine update: What we know so far

While clinical trials are still ongoing, much is happening at UI Health Care to prepare for the eventual approval of COVID vaccines.

Home Treatment Team helps UI Health Care maintain bed capacity during COVID-19 surge

As cases of COVID-19 surge to levels that could overwhelm Iowa’s hospitals, one potential solution that may allow hospitals to care for more patients with the virus without exceeding their bed capacity is a “virtual hospital” model.

UI Health Care Joins Thousands of Top U.S. Hospitals Encouraging Everyone to #MaskUp

University of Iowa Health Care is among 100 of the nation’s top health care systems that have come together with a national public service effort to encourage all Americans to mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic now.

Kate Benge: ‘COVID-19 is more haunting than any horror story’

Kate Benge, RN
Kate Benge was a standout high school and collegiate athlete. She’s always loved running, playing soccer, staying active, and keeping fit. Healthy at age 29, this conscientious UI Health Care nurse never imagined she’d become infected with COVID-19.

Keeping safety at the forefront of the race for a COVID-19 vaccine

Pat Winokur, MD, Executive Dean, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and principal investigator for the UI trial wrote this editorial for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, published on Friday Nov. 13, 2020.

COVID-19 forces man to travel miles from home for emergency surgery

External Source: 
NBC News
NBC’s Anne Thompson tells the story of a Missouri father who struggled to find an ICU bed when he needed surgery for a rapidly worsening brain infection.