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  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:07 AM
    Polk County Supervisor Angela Connolly was presented with the Primary Leaders in Health Award during an inaugural fundraising event for Primary Health Care held Tuesday at the Embassy Club.  

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 11:06 AM
    Iowa ranked 15th among the states for senior health this year, down from 13th last year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. 

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 2:29 PM
    The American Diabetes Association is inviting riders of all abilities to take part in the annual Central Iowa Tour de Cure, a cycling event happening on June 6, starting at the YMCA Healthy Living Center in Clive. 

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:48 AM
    After several months of exhaustive review, leaders of Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines and Skiff Medical Center in Newton have reached an agreement for Mercy to acquire Skiff Medical Center. 

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:22 PM
    An executive with Medica Health Plans, which announced May 14 it’s entering the Iowa individual insurance market, talked with the Business Record about the volatility the Minnesota company has seen - both up and down - in its other Midwest markets, and why it will shake up the Iowa individual market. Also, read some insight from a West Des Moines-based insurance broker about some unique products Medica offers - and the outlook for group offerings by Medica. 

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:30 AM
    UnityPoint Health - Des Moines announced this morning that entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Knapp has made a commitment of current and future gifts estimated at $5 million in support of the expansion and renovation of the Emergency Department and Trauma Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children's Hospital. 

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 3:43 PM
    Dr. Richard Deming, medical director of Mercy Cancer Center and founder of the nonprofit Above + Beyond Cancer, will be a keynote speaker at the Healthiest State Initiative's "Taking Back Our Health" Conference on June 18. 

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:02 PM
    Des Moines Area Community College has resumed negotiations with the YMCA of Greater Des Moines about a jointly operated student recreation center/Ankeny YMCA on the DMACC main campus. 

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:19 AM
    The American Lung Association in Iowa is lighting up several landmarks across the state in turquoise this week in a move to unite women to stand together in the fight against lung cancer. 

  • Thursday, May 07, 2015 2:14 PM
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today heard arguments on whether the U.S. Department of Labor has the authority to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million home care workers. 

  • Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:12 PM
    Bill Leaver, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health, has received a 2015 Healthcare Leadership Award from Becker's Hospital Review.  

  • Monday, May 04, 2015 10:58 AM
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Healthways Inc. announced Friday that Blue Zones Project demonstration communities from across the country will gather in Des Moines on May 5-6 for the first-ever Blue Zones Project Summit. 

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:58 PM
    The American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air" report gave Polk County an "A." 

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:56 PM
    Join the friendly competition - workplace against workplace - during the 2015 Bike to Work Challenge that begins May 1. 

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:55 PM
    Mercer, a global human resources consulting firm, said today that it is planning to hire 300 new employees in Urbandale for a variety of positions, including sales, customer service and operations, according to a release.  

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