The mother had to be where her daughter had been. She had to find the people who were with her, who tried so desperately to give her one more chance, who held her hand and stroked her hair as that chance slipped away. Who loved her, she hoped, like she would have.
It’s National Hospital Week. In Iowa and across the nation, hospitals are always ready to care. No matter where they are located, hospitals are unique assets to the communities they serve, providing not only health care, but economic vitality and community benefits that no other institution or agency can match.
As Nurses Week comes to a close, we want to share some of the words of thanks and appreciation sent from Iowa hospital leaders to their nurses. Iowa hospitals are deeply blessed with thousands of truly professional nurses!
IHA’s Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) has awarded $99,000 in scholarships to 33 college students from all parts of Iowa. The students, who are all studying in health care fields, will each receive $3,000 for the upcoming academic year and each is eligible for up to $6,000 in assistance from IHERF over two years.
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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.