University of Iowa’s plan to purchase Mercy Iowa City gets stamp of approval from the Board of Regents

During its meeting on Tuesday, the Iowa Board of Regents approved the University of Iowa’s plan to purchase Mercy Hospital of Iowa City. The plan calls for UI to pay $20 million for “substantially all” of Mercy’s assets, including the […]

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‘No one believed that it would ever come to this place’: Fear and hatred clouded efforts to care for Iowa’s early AIDS patients

This is the second article in a three-part series examining the legacy of HIV/AIDS in Iowa City. Read part one here. It’s October 1980, and Jack Stapleton is treating a 19-year-old girl diagnosed with a rare lung infection: pneumocystis carinii […]

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UI’s LGBTQ Clinic, a ‘haven’ for trans and nonbinary patients, marks 10 years of breaking down barriers

When Dr. Nicole Nisly met her first transgender patient, she didn’t know what to say. It’s common among healthcare providers. What name should I use? How should I refer to them? Should I ask? Her patient was a trans woman […]

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