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'Art of the Scar' coming to UI Hospitals & Clinics

Many people see scars as something to conceal. Transplant recipients and living donors, however, wear their scars as a badge of honor. Their scars are a mark of beauty. The Art of the SCAR photography exhibit celebrates this symbol of life.

Heart and Vascular Center awarded Heart Valve and Aortic Aneurysm re-accreditation from The Joint Commission

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Heart and Vascular Center has been The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for both Heart Valve and Aortic Aneurysm Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Patients served by new registry for developmental disorders

Illustration of puzzle pieces
A new collection of patient information will help individuals who have developmental disorders show their interest in participating in research projects aiming to better understand those conditions and improve clinical care.

Suresh Gunasekaran named new CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics

Suresh Gunasekaran, MBA, currently the chief operations officer for the University of Texas Southwestern Health System in Dallas, Texas, has been selected to become the new associate vice president of University of Iowa Health Care and chief executive officer of UI Hospitals & Clinics, pending approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. He is scheduled to begin at Iowa Nov. 19, 2018.

University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program receives national certification

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Heart and Vascular Center’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Extended hours, same-day and next-day appointments make UI Sports Medicine the right call for injured athletes

Same day, next day, and evening appointments available at UI Health Care Sports Medicine
University of Iowa Sports Medicine now offers extended clinic hours and same-day and next-day appointments to give injured athletes more options for getting back into the game sooner.

Bill's liver was failing due to hepatitis C

Bill Klahn with his 2016 Transplant Games medal
Bill's liver was failing due to hepatitis C and liver cancer. After awaiting a liver donation for quite some time, Bill received a liver transplant that changed his life.

Terrell is making the most of his gift of life

Terrell Jordan Sr. playing basketball
One morning Terrell began to feel sick. He visited the emergency room to find out that he was having a heart attack. After being diagnosed with myocarditis, he was placed on the transplant list. After a few weeks, he was told they had a heart for him and Terrell underwent a life-changing surgery.

Cooper's hero is his uncle

Cooper Vozza runs in the 2016 Transplant Games
Cooper was born with Smith-Magenis syndrome, a developmental disorder that results in some level of intellectual disability and delayed speech and language skills. He was also born with just one kidney, which was small and in renal failure. Doctors knew he would need a kidney transplant as soon as he was old enough and big enough for the surgery.

Transplant patients team up for 2018 Transplant Games

A personal trainer, a pastor, and a 6-year-old may make an unlikely team, but from Aug. 2–7 they were part of a group representing University of Iowa Health Care in the 2018 Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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