March 2021 News

After his lifesaving liver transplant, Greg builds a new life with help from the mother of his donor

With expert medical care from the UI Organ Transplant Center, Greg is back to living a normal life as a teacher, husband, and father.

After months of post-COVID complications, Darcy gets the coordinated, expert care she needs

Darcy Havel-Sturdevant sitting on a couch
The UI Health Care Respiratory Illness Follow-Up Clinic provides expert pulmonology care and referrals to other specialists for long-term symptoms of COVID-19.

Expert care saves mother and baby during pregnancy emergency

At 23 weeks Ivy needed an emergency C-section, and our high-risk pregnancy experts were ready to deliver her baby and save her life.

ECMO patient makes great recovery after COVID-19 diagnosis, but still has a long road ahead of her

Jaime Humes hugging son
For two weeks in late August and early September 2020, Jaime Humes stayed isolated in a hospital room near her hometown of DeWitt, Iowa, diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia and unable to see family or friends. The only human contact she had was with the members of her care team, who monitored her oxygen levels, administered medications, or changed her body position.

UI Heart and Vascular team performs first coronary lithotripsy procedure in Iowa

IVL Animation
The Heart & Vascular Team at University of Iowa Health Care is the first in the state of Iowa to perform a procedure that uses sonic pressure waves to break up calcium build-up in heart arteries.

COVID-19 vaccine side effects: See what our employees are reporting, and why it means the vaccine is working

COVID-19 vaccine vials being distributed at UI Health Care
UI Health Care workers were among the first Iowans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As a part of receiving the vaccine, many employees were sent a survey about their symptoms. Learn about side effects from their experience here.

How the Respiratory Illness Follow-Up Clinic put Jesse Espinoza on the road to recovery

Jesse Espinosa
Jesse Espinoza was on high alert when his 16-year-old niece came home from work with the sniffles.

Teamwork makes all the difference during COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Jess Hanson and Kristen Van Scoyoc
Jessica Hanson and Kristen Van Scoyoc experienced the beginning of the pandemic in different ways. Both joined the University of Iowa Community Clinics (UICC) team in January.