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Meet a Hospital Hero: Kevin Locke

Dr. Locke advocates for community members when they can no longer speak for themselves and does not count the hours he serves, but only the quality and outcomes that he guides. He is beloved by his patients, to whom he gives exceptional, individualized care. For Dr. Locke, the needs of the patient always come first.

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Report: Iowa No. 1 for Children’s Health

A national survey that each year measures major trends affecting children’s well-being ranks Iowa as the top state for health.

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Another Benefit of Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion is the underpinning of Iowa’s new regional behavioral health system; without it, the success of the system’s redesign would have been far more problematic.

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Project Tracks Impact of Reform on Hospital Use

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Hospital ACA Monitoring Project, or HAMP, collects data each quarter on all inpatient admissions and emergency department visits by payer. HAMP also collects some information on a subset of diagnoses and procedures that are believed to be sensitive to insurance status.

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