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    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. 

    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.

    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. 

    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.

    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. 

    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
    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. 

    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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