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Johnson County Public Health and hospitals respond to recent spike in COVID-19 cases

Mercy Hospital is seen in Iowa City, IA on September 25, 2017. Mercy is one of the two major hospitals in Iowa City.

Sebastian Lechuga, News Reporter

July 8, 2020

Despite a sharp increase in positive coronavirus cases in Johnson County in the month of June, Iowa City hospitals say they are not experiencing challenges dealing with an increase in COVID-19 patients. Daily case counts have consistently increased in Johnson County since June 15. Many restaurants and retail s...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics oncologist uses liquid biopsy to detect leftover cancer in patients

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan)

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 1, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Medical Oncologist Pashtoon Kasi is working with other researchers on campus and around the world to develop liquid biopsy and DNA tests that will detect leftover cancer cells in patients. The Signatera liquid biopsy test is a non-invasive procedure that ...

University of Iowa doctors monitor and help COVID-19 patients remotely

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Cole Krutzfeild, News Reporter

June 29, 2020

A team of doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics have created a program to monitor people with COVID-19 from the comfort and safety of the patients’ homes. The UI Health Care’s Home Treatment Team is co-run by Clinical Assistant Professors of Internal Medicine Andrew Bryant and B...

University of Iowa researchers develop mice model to study COVID-19 symptoms

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 28, 2020

Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine say that using mice models for testing will bring labs across the country closer to developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Labs under the direction of UI Professors of Microbiology and Immunology Paul McCray and Stanley Perlman creat...

UI College of Engineering and nurse scientists collaborate with UW-Madison Health to study support of triage nurses amid COVID-19

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan)

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

June 25, 2020

Researchers in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and UI Hospitals and Clinics recently began studying triage nurses during the coronavirus pandemic. Their study, funded by the National Science Foundation RAPID grant, aims to better understand the complexities of this field and improve condi...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics staff respond to the Black Lives Matter protest held near the hospital June 6

The Carver College of Medicine gathered outside the Medical Education Research Facility for White Coats for Black Lives on Friday, June 5th, 2020. The medical community silently nealt for ten minutes in honor of Breonna Taylor and to protest systemic racism.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

June 14, 2020

  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics faculty and staff are showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, after protesters marched directly outside the emergency department and Colloton Pavilion on June 6. As previously reported by The Daily Iowan, the protest began ...

DeGowin Blood Center adapts to COVID-19 while running satellite drives

The Red Cross is seeking blood donations after the cancellation of blood drives created a shortage. Photo by Antonio via Flickr.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

June 11, 2020

As healthcare professionals continue to respond to the global spread of the coronavirus, hospitals are voicing concerns about another medical issue stemming from the pandemic — a shortage in blood supply. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is experiencing a shortage in blood, particularly Types...

Officials from UI Hospitals and Clinics discuss financial impact of COVID-19 for fiscal 2020, 2021 with regents

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on Sept. 17, 2018.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

June 4, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials discussed a projected $100 million in costs due to COVID-19 in a virtual state Board of Regents meeting Thursday. As the UI healthcare system transitions out of crisis response and into the “new normal,” it anticipates an even larger financi...

UIHC expected to take unprecedented $100 million hit this fiscal year due to COVID-19 with more losses on the horizon

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on Sept. 17, 2018.

Kelsey Harrell and Katie Ann McCarver

May 29, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics leaders are expecting the response to the novel-coronavirus pandemic to take an unprecedented $100 million financial toll on the institution in the final four months of fiscal 2020, which ends in July. An even larger drop in revenue is anticipated for fiscal ...

UIHC begins phased approach to bringing employees back to work

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on Sept. 17, 2018.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

May 19, 2020

University of Iowa Health Care will begin recalling employees back to work in the coming weeks, according to an email sent to UIHC staff from UIHC CEO Suresh Gunasekaran and UI Vice President for Medical Affairs Brooks Jackson The plan follows a phased approach, with a goal to return to a “new ...

Iowa City clinics seek to define essential practices

Planned Parenthood in seen on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

May 13, 2020

Iowa City clinics that provide sexual and reproductive health services are advocating for certain surgeries to be defined as essential medical procedures as state guidelines limit elective surgeries to conserve Personal Protective Equipment for health-care workers. The University of Iowa LBGTQ...

Nurse liaisons provide human connection, technology support to patients

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Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

May 12, 2020

As hospital patients are cut off from visitors, Iowa City nurses have become the sole connection between patients and their loved ones, using human and technological interaction to bring families together amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Mercy...