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Iowa Hospitals Prepared to Deal with Ebola

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The emergence of the Ebola virus in the U.S. has heightened awareness of all hospitals and health care workers about the importance of following strict infection control procedures. Throughout both Iowa and the nation, now is the time to share collective wisdom to stop Ebola from spreading further.

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IHA Names New Group of Hospital Heroes

The 10 individual awards given this year went to employees at hospitals of every size, both rural and urban, in all parts of the state. For seven of the 10 hospitals represented, this was their first employee to receive the IHA Iowa Hospital Heroes Award.

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How the System Fails Complex Patients

“You don’t need new money [to care for patients], you just need new service delivery systems. We have to stop giving up on poor people. There is a feeling that it’s the patients’ fault that their care process isn’t going well, and that the health care system has done everything it can do and the rest is up to the patient.”

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Meet a Hospital Hero: Roger Sandhorst

Heroes come in many shapes, sizes and colors–some even wear capes! Many, though, are much less visible, preferring to fly under the radar. Roger Sandhorst is one of those quiet heroes. Never one to attract attention, to put things off, to give up, or even go on vacation, Roger is too busy taking care of everyone else to put himself first.

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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.