A research partnership between Grinnell College and Grinnell Regional Medical Center concluded that using copper alloy materials in a hospital setting substantially decreased the hospital’s bacterial burden. These results could reduce the number of health care-associated infections.
Can hospitals solve the homeless problem? No, but that’s not the point. Effective health care is moving steadily from the reactive – trying to fix what homelessness breaks – to proactive – mitigating homelessness as a health issue with preventive care or, ultimately, by supplying permanent, adequate housing.
Results of IHA’s 2015 Community Benefits Survey have been released and show Iowa hospitals provided community benefits valued at more than $1 billion including more than $246 million in charity care. All 118 of Iowa’s community hospitals participated in the statewide survey which is distributed by IHA annually.
Though only 4 feet 11 inches tall, there are few who have a heart as big as Ania Renteria, an MRI technologist at Iowa Specialty Hospital-Clarion. Many heroes are defined by one single act that may only impact a few lives, but Ania is a hero of a different sort. She touches many lives, in big and little ways, every day. The impact of this type of hero is truly beyond measure.
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