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Patients helped design new cellular therapy unit

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“We asked our current and past patients for their input, and their generous feedback allowed us to create this beautiful new unit that we can truly call patient-centered,” says Margarita Magalhaes-Silverman, MD, director of the UI Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.

UI Hospitals & Clinics CEO puts focus on excellence

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“Delivering the most advanced medical care for all Iowans is a privilege and responsibility I am proud to lead at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics,” says new CEO Suresh Gunasekaran, MBA.

Fast cardiology scheduling leads to quick diagnosis and treatment

Curt Roesler
With shortness of breath and periodic chest pain, this Iowa City man wasn't ready to wait three months to see his cardiologist. He called the UI Heart and Vascular Center and was seen the next day.

Mom is thankful for son like 'Ferdinand'

Book Cover for Ferdinand
“Maybe, another sleepless and fearful mama will read those same words to her precious child, and they will resonate with her, too—remind her of how strong and courageous her baby is. And then, just like at the end of the story, she will also find rest in the words, ‘He is very happy.’”

Most Wired recognition continues

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Once again, as it has over the past decade, UI Hospitals & Clinics has been named one of the nation’s most wired hospitals.

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Training providers to treat opioid addiction

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A team led by UI psychiatrist Alison Lynch, MD, will use a $1.5 million grant to train more Iowa clinicians in medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorders.

Saved by surgery

Medical illustration of a pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
CTEPH is a rare condition—about 5,000 Americans are diagnosed annually—and the symptoms are vague. Patients typically experience shortness of breath and fatigue, which can be indicators of many diseases, meaning CTEPH often goes unrecognized. CTEPH is a type of pulmonary hypertension that can be cured but is often undiagnosed.

Robotic surgery now an option for myasthenia patients needing thymectomy

Brooklyn Wexell speaks with her physician
Brooklyn Wexell, a 23-year-old teacher from Cambridge, Illinois, didn’t want to have surgery. But when Evgeny Arshava, MD, FACS, a cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, told her he could perform the potentially life-changing surgery through very small incisions in her chest using a robot – which would minimize both pain levels and scarring – she changed her mind.

UI Heart and Vascular Center performs first-in-Iowa catheter-based tricuspid valve repair

A University of Iowa Health Care team has successfully completed a first-ever heart valve procedure in Iowa: a minimally invasive tricuspid valve repair that involves a catheter instead of open-heart surgery. UI Heart and Vascular Center specialists performed the operation Oct. 18. The patient was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 23.

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