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.
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.