The Affordable Care Act has now been in place and functioning for a year and many are wondering, is the law fulfilling its core goals?
The emergence of the Ebola virus in the U.S. has heightened awareness of all hospitals and health care workers about the importance of following strict infection control procedures. Throughout both Iowa and the nation, now is the time to share collective wisdom to stop Ebola from spreading further.
The 10 individual awards given this year went to employees at hospitals of every size, both rural and urban, in all parts of the state. For seven of the 10 hospitals represented, this was their first employee to receive the IHA Iowa Hospital Heroes Award.
“You don’t need new money [to care for patients], you just need new service delivery systems. We have to stop giving up on poor people. There is a feeling that it’s the patients’ fault that their care process isn’t going well, and that the health care system has done everything it can do and the rest is up to the patient.”
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The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) is a voluntary membership organization representing hospital and health system interests to business, government, and consumer audiences. It shapes health policy, fosters new forms of health care delivery, gathers data and monitors health care payment systems.