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Dr. Diehl takes on new role

Evan Diehl, MD, has accepted the position of Assistant Medical Director for the St. Luke's Hospitalist Program. This is a new position for the hospital. In this role, Evan will focus on the growth of the Hospitalist program, employed and independent physician relationships, and the Next Generation Hospitalist Initiative.  Dr. Diehl completed his medical degree at the University of Iowa and his residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Diehl's clinical interests include hospital-based medicine.
Congratulations to Dr. Diehl on this new role.

Physical Therapy Coverage in ER

We are pleased to announce a new program in the Emergency Department beginning March 30. We will have on site physical therapy coverage Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. This position was developed to broaden the scope of services provided in the ED and to take advantage of the unique skill set physical therapy brings to our patients. Services include evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and vestibular disorders, assessment of functional mobility and fall risk, assessment of mobility equipment needs, and non-pharmacological interventions for pain. Our objective is to decrease admissions, readmissions and unnecessary testing and coordinating care across the continuum with a focus of keeping care in the system.

Kelli Johnson, PT, ATC ( will lead this program. Kelli received a B.A. in Athletic Training from UNI and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012 from the University of Iowa. Since that time she has worked at St. Luke's Hospital and has completed rotations in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedic Therapy Plus.

A special thanks to Jaclyn Hall, PT, GCS, therapy supervisor for identifying this need, visiting two hospitals in Indianapolis with established programs and working with St. Luke's ED physicians and management to develop the vision and establish metrics for success. 

Pediatric Endocrinology Outreach Clinic
Referral Form

UnityPoint Clinic has established a Pediatric Endocrinology Outreach Clinic the second Thursday of each month at 855 A Avenue, NE in Cedar Rapids. Dan Sleiter, ARNP, CPNP, MSN with UnityPoint Health - Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines is the provider specialist who will see patients on the second Thursday of each month between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. To request an appointment complete the referral form and fax to (515) 241-8911.

Medical Staff Bylaws- Proposed new By Laws available below.

Click here to see the proposed final Medical Staff Bylaws. Click here to see the version with all of the comments included. If you have any questions or comments please send a note to Susan Weber in the Medical Staff Office or call her at 369-8035.

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