UI Hospitals and Clinics

June 2011

UIHC Works to Improve Patient Satisfaction
June 7 - Iowa City Press Citizen - UIHC is in the middle of a new service excellence initiative aimed at improving the hospital experience for patients and their families.
UIHC Net Income Up $32 Million from Last Year
June 8 - Iowa City Press-Citizen - The hospital reported $82.5 million in net income for the current fiscal year through April 2011, about $32 million more than the same time last year.
Woman Horsebacks Across Iowa
June 10 - Iowa Public Radio - An Iowa native is traveling across the state on horseback. Along the 280 mile route, she hopes to raise awareness and financial support for a rare but fatal disease that affects children. Money raised from the ride will be used to fund Dr. Beverly Davidson's Batten disease research at UI Children's Hospital.
UIHC Revenue Up Thanks to More Patients
June 10 - Iowa City Press-Citizen - UIHC reported revenues of $855 million through April of fiscal year 2011, about $75 million more than the same time last year.
Iowa City Woman to Swim English Channel
June 10 - Iowa City Press-Citizen - In August, Cheyanne Boddicker will attempt to swim the roughly 19 miles from England to France across the English Channel, all to raise money for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Miss Iowa Contestants Visit UIHC
June 13 - Iowa City Press-Citizen - Tuesday was special for pediatric patients at UIHC. For a few minutes, they forgot about reasons why they are at the hospital as they took center stage amid 16 doting beauty pageant contestants.
Electronic Records Change the Way Hospitals Operate
June 13 - Iowa City Press-Citizen - MyChart is one of the most popular additions to UIHC's Epic, a $61 million electronic records system installed hospital-wide in 2009.
NICU Helps Little Penelope Make Big Strides
June 13 - FYI - Penelope was born 14 weeks ahead of schedule, weighing just shy of 23 ounces. The skilled professionals in the UI Children's Hospital NICU have worked to write a happy ending to Penelope's first chapter.
UI Employee Back After Trip to Identify Bodies in Joplin
June 13 - KCRG - Darrell M. Wilkins, Director of the Deeded Body Program at the UI’s Carver College of Medicine, said he took part in the successful identification of 131 bodies in the days after the May 22 tornado.
Celebrating Life: Mom Campaigns for Children's Hospital After Son's Remarkable Recovery
June 13 - Community Newspaper Group - Karen Blough decided to use her photography skills to raise funds for the Child Life program at UI Children's Hospital after cancer turned her world upside down.
The Captain of Saturday’s Iowa Ladies Football Academy Has the Right Stuff
June 16 - Cedar Rapids Gazette - Alivea was lighting a fire to make S’mores outsider her home two summers ago when her shirt caught on fire. She suffered burns on 19 percent of her body, including her stomach, chest and arms.
Dubuque Family Spends Father's Day in Hospital
June 19 - KGAN - Jeremy Guenther is going through a lot to be with his baby girl, Penelope, a UI Children's Hospital NICU patient, on Father's Day.
One Father's Love for His Family
June 19 - KWWL - For one eastern Iowa dad to be with his family, it meant driving nearly two hours to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. But after all Jeremy Guenther's family has been through, they are glad for any time they spend together.
Fighting Cancer for Dad
June 19 - KCRG - Inspired by their fathers, two Washington High School students are making a difference in the lives of children battling a deadly disease at UI Children's Hospital.
Women Gear Up for Gridiron
Nearly 300 participants came together for the first-ever Iowa Ladies Football Academy on June 18 in support of the UI Children's Hospital.
UIHC Doctor Works to Prevent Adult Blindness
June 29 - KCRG - A University of Iowa doctor has developed technology that he believes will someday help prevent blindness here in the United States.
51-year-old UIHC Doc a Triathlete
June 30 - Daily Iowan - Thomas Scholz, a pediatric cardiologist at UIHC, has competed in numerous triathlons, his favorite being last summer. The event was a fundraiser for Camp Courageous, a center for children with disabilities in Anamosa, Iowa.