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Longtime Student Volunteer Pursues Career in Health Care

Watching old episodes of the ER TV show sparked Aida Almanza’s interest in becoming a doctor someday. Volunteering at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown only fueled that fire. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced volunteers to stay away from the hospital, it ended four years of service by Almanza. However, she’s headed...
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Wound Healing Center Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

The UnityPoint Health® – Marshalltown Wound Healing Center has been recognized with a President’s Circle Award for clinical excellence by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Wound Healing Center in Marshalltown achieved outstanding clinical outcomes, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent and a wound...
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Dr. Flinkman Social Distances from His Family for 43 Days

Parenting is tough business. Now, consider what that would be like if you were socially distancing from your wife and kids. Through a pandemic. Such was life for Dr. Jake Flinkman, who works in the emergency department at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. When COVID-19 started to surge, he did what...
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UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Eases Visitor Restrictions

UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown has eased its visitor policy to allow patients one visitor who is a significant other or caregiver. All visitors will be screened for illness upon entry, must wear a mask and must stay in the patient’s room for the duration of their visit. Exceptions to this...
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Patient Thankful for ED After Life-Saving Treatment

Phil DeRuiter doesn’t remember much after being rushed into the emergency room at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. Really, it's just a series of images and brief instances. A room full of providers and nurses. A lot of activity. Reassuring words. And pain – severe pain. "At one point, I recall...
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UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Announces Local Leadership Promotions

As UnityPoint Health continues to look to the future in Marshalltown, including a newly consolidated and expanded hospital at the South Medical Park, several promotions of local leadership are being announced. Effective June 7, 2020, Shari King, Regional Director of Operations, has been promoted to Hospital Administrator at UnityPoint Health...
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Patient Grateful for Care After Beating COVID-19

Fred Ohrt had COVID-19, and there were a few nights where the shortness of breath seemed to be getting the best of him. Sensing the worst one evening, he told his wife, Jackie, he didn't think he was going to make it. Fortunately, Fred's story has a happy ending. After...
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UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown EMS Updating and Growing Its Fleet

These days, it isn't just patients who are getting healthier and stronger at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. The EMS service is on quite a roll, as well. When UnityPoint Health took over the bankrupt Marshalltown hospital in 2017, they inherited four notably depreciated ambulances. Fast forward to today, when the...
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Respiratory Illness Clinic Transitions to Normal Procedures

TOLEDO – UnityPoint Health has resumed normal operations at its family medicine clinic in Tama County. UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Tama/Toledo, located at 1307 S. Broadway Street in Toledo, partially served as a designated respiratory illness clinic starting April 20. The clinic has now returned to exclusively providing family...
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