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Survey: Physicians Struggling with Changes

US physicians continue to struggle to maintain morale levels, adapt to changing delivery and payment models, and provide patients with reasonable access to care. The combination of these factors leaves a majority of physicians feeling that they lack time to provide the highest level of care.

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At Grinnell Hospital, Copper Fights Infection

A research partnership between Grinnell College and Grinnell Regional Medical Center concluded that using copper alloy materials in a hospital setting substantially decreased the hospital’s bacterial burden. These results could reduce the number of health care-associated infections.

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Homelessness, Health and Hope

Can hospitals solve the homeless problem? No, but that’s not the point. Effective health care is moving steadily from the reactive – trying to fix what homelessness breaks – to proactive – mitigating homelessness as a health issue with preventive care or, ultimately, by supplying permanent, adequate housing.

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Iowa Hospital Community Benefit Exceeds $1 Billion

Results of IHA’s 2015 Community Benefits Survey have been released and show Iowa hospitals provided community benefits valued at more than $1 billion including more than $246 million in charity care. All 118 of Iowa’s community hospitals participated in the statewide survey which is distributed by IHA annually.

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