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Award-Winning Hospital Chef’s True Passion: Feed Those Who Need

Mercy - Iowa City
Iowa City, IA

Feeding the hungry is a passion for Ron Hall, the executive chef for Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. For more than 50 years, Hall has fed a lot of people who can afford fine food, and many more who cannot. Although Hall has received state and regional recognition, including many titles as “Chef of the…read more

Iowa KidSight: Helping kids see, one screening at a time

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Young children often can’t tell you if they don’t see well. Or maybe they think that their poor vision is the norm. But permanent vision loss can occur if not caught within the first few years of life. That’s why screening young children is so important. Amblyopia (often called lazy eye), for example, can be…read more

Hospital-Developed App Helps Children Manage Pain

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Sometimes painful medical procedures are necessary for children, but that doesn’t make them any less traumatizing for the patients or their parents. Researchers at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and the UI College of Nursing have devised a way to help: an application that can be accessed from parents’ smart phones, tablets, or computers and…read more