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Alumna Michelle Niermann discusses new CEO role

On Jan. 1, Michelle Niermann (94MA) became president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Cedar Rapids. Niermann said she aims to change the way the health system is reimbursed to provide better health outcomes for patients. "If those payment systems can transform, we think that we can deliver better health care and we think we can actually lower costs," she said. Published January 9, 2019

CPH students featured in ‘Dare to Discover’ campaign

At the University of Iowa, nearly all graduate and professional students, and 30 percent of undergraduates, participate in research before they graduate. Meet 42 outstanding UI undergraduate and graduate students -- including five College of Public Health students -- who are featured in the most recent Dare to Discover banner campaign sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Published January 8, 2019

Alumna Tina Freese Decker featured in magazine profile

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA), president and CEO of Spectrum Health, was recently featured in the publication West Michigan Woman. Read more about her path to health care administration, work philosophy, and professional advice. "I want to make an impact and help people achieve better health. Good health is central to people living a happy, productive life," she says. Published December 20, 2018

John Corbeil named CEO of Kingwood Medical Center

Alumnus John Corbeil (12MHA), who has been the chief operating officer at HCA's Medical City Fort Worth since March 2016, has been named the new chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare's Kingwood Medical Center, effective Jan. 14, 2019.  Published December 19, 2018

MPH student selected for UIHC health policy fellowship

College of Public Health student Delaney Bounds has been selected for a year-long health policy fellowship with University Iowa Health Care. Bounds, a Master of Public Health degree candidate in the Department of Health Management and Policy, will serve as the 2019-2020 Stacey Cyphert Health Policy Fellow. Published December 19, 2018

RUPRI report guides rural hospitals along the ‘spectrum of integration’

The health care landscape in the United States continues to be transformed by powerful market forces and hospitals everywhere face an array of daunting competitive challenges. A new report from the University of Iowa-based Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis highlights how rural, generally smaller, hospitals confront these same market hurdles while also trying to manage care for a decreasing population that is often older, sicker, and poorer than that of their urban counterparts.  Published December 18, 2018

Improving Rural Cancer Care

Stronger collaborations, better information sharing, and innovative approaches are enhancing cancer care in rural areas. Published December 14, 2018

Young, Complex, and Coping with Cancer

A new program strives to meet the life changes and special challenges of young cancer patients. Published December 14, 2018

New report examines elder abuse in Iowa

A new University of Iowa study finds that older Iowans who experience some form of abuse have little chance of experiencing any resolution. While most older Iowans are doing well, a large and growing number of Iowans over the age of 65 have become vulnerable, says researcher Brian Kaskie, associate professor of health management and policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Published December 12, 2018

RUPRI policy leader contributes to rural health transformation listening session

Jocelyn Richgels, director of national policy programs for the University of Iowa-based Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), was one of a small number of rural health advocates, researchers, and providers at a recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services listening session on rural health transformation. The meeting took place on Dec. 3, 2018, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, D.C. Published December 5, 2018


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