Studies have consistently shown that cancer patients do not want aggressive care at the end of life, yet new data show that these preferences are not resulting in appropriate care. Researchers see the disconnect coming from lack of effective communication and the medical cultures that permeate organizations and among individual providers.
As irreplaceable pillars in the community, Iowa’s community hospitals fulfill many roles: safe havens for those seeking healing; hubs for community wellness; engines that generate billions of dollars in economic activity. Similarly, our 70,000 employees are many things to the people they serve: kind and patient listeners; skilled and caring healers; gentle and loving therapists […]
On Thanksgiving Day, thousands of Iowa hospital employees will be at work, ready to provide the care Iowans have come to expect, no matter the day or the hour. Their commitment means patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. Some of those patients share their stories of compassion, healing and gratitude.
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