The doctor’s bag is a symbol of a physician who meets the patient when and where they need help. The bag contains the tools he needs to help people in their most vulnerable times. At Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Dr. Paul Barber carries a doctor’s bag every day as he makes his way around the hospital.
It all started with one Linn County woman, fighting breast cancer but looking beyond her own battle and trying to make a difference. And that’s just what Sandy Knight did, first by helping start a support group and a very successful screening program at the General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids, where she worked.
US physicians continue to struggle to maintain morale levels, adapt to changing delivery and payment models, and provide patients with reasonable access to care. The combination of these factors leaves a majority of physicians feeling that they lack time to provide the highest level of care.
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.
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