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Comprehensive Stroke Center recognized for elite care

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Gold Plus Award
For the third year in a row, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Comprehensive Stroke Center has been honored with the highest award currently available from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) for stroke care.

Bariatric surgery program achieves national accreditation

The University of Iowa Health Care bariatric surgery program has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Spine surgery delivers sweet relief

Living on 64 acres, Donovan Coffey loves being outside and taking care of the land. That’s how he discovered his passion: raising honey bees. “It really puts me in touch with nature,” Donovan says. “It’s a very pleasant experience.” That is, until he felt pain in his left shoulder.

Living a full life, even after two strokes

While paying for groceries in December 2014, Dave felt himself losing his balance. He suffered from a stroke caused by a clot that formed in an artery in his brain. Dave was rushed to the hospital and blessed with outstanding care that allowed him to leave the hospital just four days later, thanks to UI's Comprehensive Stroke Center.

‘Most caring people I’ve been around’ comforted mom far from home

“I also cannot say enough about the medical care I received. On nights when I was alone and scared of what was happening, the staff was there.”

UI Health Care earns "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" designation

Drs. Nicole Nisly and Katie Imborek
University of Iowa Health Care has been named a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

After spine surgery, life is back to normal

“Anyone struggling with this particular problem, any back problems, I would send them to the University of Iowa and to Dr. Igram.” --Amy DeJong

Program specializes in treating adolescents and young adults with cancer

Patrick was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when he was 13. At that age, doctors say, cancer begins to act differently than it does in younger children, but they’re not sure why. There are more long-term effects, including some that remain unknown. Today, Patrick is cancer-free and on a daily medication to “trick” his body into believing he has a thyroid.

Big improvements in hip replacement have made life better for a new type of patient

He travel from his home in California to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for a hip replacement. "I had to do something about it because it was impeding my lifestyle so much."--Howard Dittrich

Reconstructive surgery helps man recover from flesh-eating disease

Micah Smith photo
"Without aggressive treatment by his initial multidisciplinary team, he would not have survived."--Mark Fisher, MD

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