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  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:45 AM
    Iowa will receive up to $43.1 million in federal funds to implement and test health care payment and service delivery models with the goal of improving quality and lowering costs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. 

  • Monday, December 15, 2014 3:01 PM
    The Wellmark Foundation has begun accepting requests for proposals for two competitive grant programs: the Healthy Communities small grant program and the Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grant program. 

  • Friday, December 12, 2014 3:08 PM
    Catholic Health Initiatives, the national nonprofit health system that operates Mercy Health Network in Iowa, plans to cut 1,500 positions across its 18-state system, Becker's Hospital Review reported. 

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:34 PM
    Iowa's overall health ranking relative to other states - as measured by United Health Foundation's "America's Health Rankings" - fell from 18th last year to 24th overall among the states. 

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:33 PM
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday announced $465,421 in Affordable Care Act funding to 13 health centers in Iowa to recognize health center quality improvement achievements and invest in ongoing quality improvement activities. 

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:25 AM

    Cynthia Steidl Bishop has been promoted to CEO of Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services, one of the largest providers of mental health services in Iowa.


  • Monday, December 08, 2014 11:11 AM
    UnityPoint Health - Des Moines has named Kim Brangoccio as the new manager of the Powell Chemical Dependency Center at Iowa Lutheran Hospital and its Employee Assistance Program/Student Assistance Program (EAP/SAP). 

  • Friday, December 05, 2014 11:47 AM
    Company Kitchen, a Kansas City, Mo., company that provides more than 1,000 micro markets of fresh and healthy foods to workplaces across the country, has released a list of its most popular healthy workplace snacks. 

  • Friday, December 05, 2014 10:11 AM
    Voters in Berkeley, Calif., approved a penny-per-ounce tax on soft drinks in November, something 31 cities and states had failed to pass. The idea: curb obesity. 

  • Thursday, December 04, 2014 4:00 PM
    Premiums for health insurance plans purchased through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace have increased modestly for 2015 coverage, according to a new analysis released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2:34 PM
    UnityPoint Health - Des Moines' three hospitals - Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West Hospital - each have received full heart failure accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014 11:09 AM
    The Iowa Healthiest State Initiative has named Jami Haberl as its new executive director. 

  • Monday, December 01, 2014 10:42 AM
    GiGi's Playhouse Des Moines, a Down syndrome achievement center, will move from its current Urbandale location to a building it recently purchased at 6507 University Ave. in Windsor Heights. 

  • Friday, November 21, 2014 2:54 PM
    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives filed a lawsuit today challenging the implementation of Affordable Care Act over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, according to court documents, Reuters reported. 

  • Friday, November 21, 2014 2:50 PM
    Employers took action on several fronts to hold growth in the average per-employee cost of health benefits to 3.9 percent in 2014, according to the recently released National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans conducted by Mercer LLC. 

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