UI Hospitals and Clinics

April 2013

Handicap Equipment Business Provides Resale Options for Patients
April 4 - The Daily Iowan - An equipment referral service, operated within the Center for Disability and Development through the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, is available to help those with physical disabilities buy or sell used assistive equipment.
UI Doc Dash 5K Raises Funds to Help Underprivileged with Healthcare
April 8 - The Daily Iowan - Roughly 500 participants of the UI Carver College of Medicine Doc Dash 5K raised money for the UI Mobile Clinic and the Iowa City Free Clinic.
UIHC Celebrates 'Donate Life' Month
April 10 - The Daily Iowan - UI Hospitals and Clinics held a "Donate Life" event about organ donations involving UI doctors and the Iowa Donor Network, along with families sharing their personal stories.
Families Share Life Saving Organ Donation Stories
April 9 - CBS 2 - Parents of Garrett Brockway, organ donor, and mother of Mason Zenner, organ donation recipient, spoke at the UI Hospitals and Clinics' Donate Life event about the importance of organ donation.
UI College of Medicine Holds Annual Health Research Week
April 17 - The Daily Iowan - The UI Carver College of Medicine celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Health Sciences Research Week, aiming to help people’s curiosity involved in medical research.
Iowa Hospitals Push Nurse Residency Programs
April 17 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - UI Hospitals and Clinics has had a nurse residency program for years, and soon every Iowa hospital could have something similar due to the goals of the Iowa Action Coalition.
A Steady Hand in Haiti: Iowa Doctors Make Frequent Visits to Treat Chronic Ailments
April 21 - Des Moines Register - UI physician Chris Buresh and UI nurses Casey Panko and Shari Peters are just some of the members of the Community Health Initiative, an Iowa-based group that sends teams of medical volunteers at least four times a year to rural Haiti.
Utah Girl Receives Iowa's First Pediatric Facial Reanimation Surgery
April 23 - The Daily Iowan - Natalie Wright, 15, received Iowa's first pediatric facial reanimation surgery to alleviate her facial paralysis. The left side of her face became paralyzed after a tumor was removed from her brain at the age of two.
Teen Smiles for the First Time in a Decade Thanks to UIHC
April 22 - KCRG - After surgery to treat a brain tumor left Utah teenager Natalie Wright with partial facial paralysis, UI surgeon Doug Henstrom, MD completed the first pediatric facial reanimation surgery to bring her smile back.

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