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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 2021....

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


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...

Johnson County hospitals on ‘high alert’ for potential uptick in COVID-19 cases

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

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

May 12, 2020

Hospitals in Johnson County are putting in safeguards in the case of new waves of novel coronavirus patients, and taking steps to access new treatments for COVID-19. Business closures in Iowa are set to expire Friday night, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she would announce an update to those guidances...

Carver College of Medicine receives $3.7 million to study coronavirus transmission in emergency-healthcare workers

The Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is seen on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Will Fineman, News Reporter

May 6, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine a joint $3.7 million grant to study how to reduce emergency health care workers’ risk of contracting COVID-19 while treating positive patients. The study, conducted in partnership with the U...

Harreld says UIHC is confident in supply of personal protective equipment to resume elective procedures

The University of Iowa Health Care building is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2015.

Josie Fischels, Arts Editor

April 30, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld defended Iowa Gov. Kim Reynold’s decision to resume elective surgeries in the state beginning Monday, and spoke on the financial impact the purchase of personal protective equipment has had at UI Hospitals and Clinics at a state Board of Regents meeting Thursday. UI...

UI partners with autism research organization amid community concerns

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

April 29, 2020

The University of Iowa recently began work with SPARK for Autism, a research organization of which the UI has been an extension site for three years, on a project that aims to map the heterogeneous medical complexities of autism, causing concern for some UI community members and student organizations. SPARK repre...

UI leaders told Reynolds they felt prepared to resume elective surgeries

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Jan. 14.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 29, 2020

As Gov. Kim Reynolds defended her decision to reopen parts of Iowa, she said University of Iowa leaders, including President Bruce Harreld, were involved in the decision to reinstate elective surgeries in the state.  At a Wednesday press conference, Reynolds said she spoke with Harreld, UI Hospi...

Congolese Health Partnership creates multilingual video series to educate immigrants, refugees on COVID-19

Alka Walter poses for a potrait in front of the UI Health Care Iowa River Landing East Clinic on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Walter is a clinical assistant professor in the UI Carver College of Medicine and serves as the Congolese Health Partnership co-chair.

Will Fineman, News Reporter

April 22, 2020

An Iowa-based health partnership created multilingual video series to help inform immigrants and refugees about COVID-19 and curtail the spread of misinformation. The videos were produced by the Congolese Health Partnership, a collaborative effort established three years ago by University of Io...

CAMBUS partners with UI Laundry Services to deliver clean linen to UIHC

Cambuses pick up and drop off passengers at the WCTC stop on Monday, April 20, 2020. (Jenna Galligan/The Daily Iowan)

Marissa Smith, News Reporter

April 21, 2020

University of Iowa Laundry Services has enlisted Cambus to help deliver crucial linen to UI Hospitals and Clinics, amid community spread of the novel coronavirus. The two groups have worked collaboratively on a daily basis in the past and began brainstorming how to help when the hospitals were ...

Carson King’s beer supply ‘replenished’ after Anheuser-Busch gives nearly $1 million to UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Carson King claps during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders 48-3.

Alexandra Skores, News Editor

April 21, 2020

"Iowa Legend" Carson King's Busch Light supply-turned-fundraiser "for the kids" was officially "replenished" back in March — Anheuser-Busch has officially committed a donation of nearly $1 million to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. On Sept. 14 at ESPN's College GameD...