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  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:30 PM
    Cedar Rapids Gazette: Cedar Rapids is backing a company’s bid for a medical cannabidiol manufacturing plant there, saying it wants to become home to one of two manufacturing locations expected to be licensed in Iowa. 

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:26 AM
    Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday defended her administration’s efforts to contain costs while maintaining health services under privately managed Medicaid, dismissing as just political a Democratic senator’s call for a state auditor’s analysis of the savings.

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:25 AM
    Bradley Haws, CEO of the University of Virginia Physicians Group, has been named associate vice president and chief financial officer for University of Iowa Health Care.

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:23 AM
    Iowa political operative and nonprofit director Brad Anderson has been named state director for AARP, replacing Kent Sovern, who is retiring after seven years in the position. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:38 PM
    Legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to get access to experimental drugs is headed to President Donald Trump, who has pledged to sign it, Iowa Public Radio reported.

  • BY SUZANNE BEHNKE
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:02 AM
    John Stroup, CEO of Belden Inc. in Indiana, had a problem. One out of 10 job applicants was failing a pre-employment drug test. 

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:48 PM
    Elderly residents in 29 long-term care facilities in Iowa will be treated for mental illness by University of Iowa Health Care geriatric mental health specialists via telemedicine, through funding from a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:47 PM
    St. Louis-based Centene announced that its subsidiary, Iowa Total Care, has been tentatively awarded a contract for Iowa's privately managed Medicaid program, bringing the total number of administrators in the state to three, the Corridor Business Journal reported.

  • Monday, May 21, 2018 3:13 PM
    Meredith Corp. and Hy-Vee will partner in hosting a healthy cooking demonstration and family meal night for some families served by Children and Family Urban Movement on May 22. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Monday, May 21, 2018 9:36 AM
    I reported Friday about the Altoona-based nonprofit’s rebranding from the Homestead. The organization has experienced phenomenal growth, an unfortunate reflection of the increased prevalence of autism in children in the United States — but a tremendous blessing for the children and adults with autism and the families that it’s helping. Remarkably, the rate of autism cases was about 1 in 1,000 children when the organization began as the Homestead 25 years ago. Now, experts say, about 1 in every 59 kids is autistic. 

  • Friday, May 18, 2018 4:01 PM
    Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines has introduced an advanced treatment for stroke patients that studies have shown significantly reduces stroke-related disability and deaths.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, May 18, 2018 11:25 AM
    The Homestead announced Thursday it has rebranded as Balance Autism, a change that the organization says will position it for further growth to serve children and adults with autism in Iowa and to expand its services into other states. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, May 18, 2018 6:00 AM
    When I saw recently that the nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, reported a 25 percent increase in shareholder earnings to $10.56 billion in 2017 and added about 1.1 million additional policyholders nationally, it made me wonder how health plans in Iowa fared financially over the past year.

  • A Closer Look: Karl Keeler
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, May 18, 2018 6:00 AM
    Karl Keeler has held executive leadership positions at hospitals across the United States, but his new role at Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines enabled him to return to both Mercy and to Iowa. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:04 PM
    Here’s an aquatic trivia question: How long does it take to “flip” the lane markers at the Wellmark YMCA’s Olympic-size pool from a 19-lane, 25-yard “short” format to an eight-lane, 50-meter “long” pool?

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