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Meet a Hospital Hero: Jennifer Cook


Dr. Jennifer Cook, pediatric endocrinologist at Blank Children’s Hospital’s pediatric endocrinology and diabetes clinic, was nominated for the Iowa Hospital Heroes Awards because of her outstanding work as a physician and educator.

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The First Step of the Wearable Movement

Wearable technology is poised to make some big waves in health care. While traditional health innovators such as Phillips are busy developing concepts that can revolutionize the OR, much of the wearable movement’s popularity is coming from the consumer market.

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Borlaug and Ponseti: Iowans with Global Impact

While Dr. Borlaug’s international path took him away from Iowa and Dr. Ponseti’s brought him here, their legacies are both firmly planted in the Hawkeye State. For Dr. Borlaug, it’s the Green Revolution and the World Food Prize in Des Moines; for Dr. Ponseti, it’s his clubfoot treatment method and clinic in Iowa City.

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Many Great Nurses in Iowa’s Hospitals

More than 80 of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses honorees work at Iowa hospitals or health systems and nine of those are members of the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders, IHA’s Personal Membership Group for nurse leaders.

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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.