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Iowans, there is hope

Fellow Iowans, It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the news about the COVID-19 health crisis, especially as cases increase in our state and local communities. While it is unlike anything we’ve seen before, Iowa’s health care workers want you to know there is hope. If you or someone you know gets this...

UI Hospitals & Clinics takes additional social distancing steps to protect patients, staff, and visitors

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, University of Iowa Health Care is taking additional steps to protect patients and staff so it can continue to provide essential care while putting safety—in the form of social distancing—first.

Successful MERS vaccine in mice may hold promise for COVID-19 vaccine

3D print of a spike protein on the surface of SARS-CoV-2
Researchers at the University of Iowa and the University of Georgia have developed a vaccine that fully protects mice against a lethal dose of MERS, a close cousin of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

UI Health Care participating in Remdesivir clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, the patient care mission of University of Iowa Health Care, is the first in the state of Iowa to participate in an international clinical trial for a Remdesivir, believed to be the most promising drug available to treat COVID-19.

UI Hospitals & Clinics provides virtual hospital for patients with COVID-19 recovering at home

COVID-19 at-home treatment kit
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has developed a new initiative that provides direct daily care and support from a team of medical specialists for patients with COVID-19 who are self-quarantined at home.

Watch Replay: Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live

Watch the replay of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Chief Medical Officer Theresa Brennan, MD, answering questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Facebook Live broadcast from March 26, 2020.

Iowans, we stand with you

In these times of facing the pandemic of COVID-19, there is a message that the state’s health care workers and I wish to share: We stand with you.

UI Health Care seeks additional protective face shields

Face shields
University of Iowa Health Care leaders today issued an urgent request for Iowa businesses and individuals to donate new or used protective face shields to the hospital. The shields are used by hospital staff to keep employees safe and help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19.

First patient with community-acquired COVID-19 in Johnson County is being cared for by University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

As announced by the governor tonight, Johnson County has seen its first patient to have COVID-19 from community-acquired transmission. That patient is currently in isolation in the care of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. This means that other patients are kept at a safe distance, and those caring for this individual are properly protected.

Hospital visitor screenings and restrictions in place

To protect the health of our patients and their families, University of Iowa Health Care will screen all patients and visitors at our hospital entrances.

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