Inspired by special training, BMT nurses lead the way in reducing infection rates

UI Health Care employees stand together for a group photo regarding the Beacon Award
A group with some of the highest risk of developing CLABSI and that historically contributed the largest proportion of the hospital’s CLABSIs now has a much lower than expected rate of infections.

BASILICA provides option for high-risk heart patients

Sidakpal Panaich, MBBS, speaks with a patient
Cardiologists at University of Iowa’s Heart and Vascular Center are the first in the state to use a new procedure that makes heart valve replacement safer for some high-risk patients, many of whom had no other options before.

Heart of the matter

Mark Deakyne was watching a TV comedy with friends when he started laughing hysterically and uncontrollably. Standing up to get a drink, his heart began racing and he became so lightheaded he felt like he might pass out. Scared, Deakyne didn’t say anything to anyone.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, UI Sports Medicine Clinic continues to grow

As it enters its second decade of service, the University of Iowa Sports Medicine Clinic continues to seek out new ways to benefit active people of all ages and skill levels.

University of Iowa Health Care names Timothy Kan chief growth officer

Timothy Kan near inpatient reception desk
UI Health Care has named Timothy Y. Kan, MBA, MA, its first chief growth officer. In partnership with clinical department leaders, Kan will champion growth across UI Health Care with a focus on creating an integrated system of care that benefits all Iowans.

Livia returns to the softball field better than ever after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

Livia Williams catches a softball
As a freshman softball player at Iowa City West High School, Livia Williams noticed during practices and games that her throwing arm would often feel numb and her hand would get swollen.

UI Health Care makes it easier than ever to get your flu shot

Patient gets a bandage after receiving her flu shot
University of Iowa Health Care now offers online scheduling for flu shots so that you can pick the time and location that works best for you.

Collaboration, expertise leads to successful outcome for police officer facing high-risk surgery

UI Health Care specialists discovered a tumor following an MRI of Shannon’s thoracic spine (upper back), more than a year after she first noticed symptoms.

Walk-in mammography screening available during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Woman using a computer
UI Health Care’s Breast Imaging Center has walk-in mammography screenings during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You don’t need an appointment. Just walk in and we’ll get you screened.

IVF journey is a road to happiness for Ashley and her family

Ashley Nost, her husband, and their daughter, Indie
Ashley Nost, of Solon, Iowa, and her husband began their journey to become parents in January 2016. About a year and a half into their journey, Ashley decided she was done with the road they were on—one of seemingly endless tests, medications, and even surgery—and asked to be referred to our hospital.