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Hospital Quality 

UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital is proud to be the first to bring health care innovations to the Dubuque community.  What's more, we continue to meet the broadest array of community needs of any facility in our area. Finley ensures our patients are getting the highest quality care and coordination of services for our patients. 

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New Guidelines Mean More Accelerated Radiation Treatment 

According to ASTRO, The American Society for Radiation Oncology and the world's largest radiation oncology society, accelerated treatment, also known as hypofractionation, is now recommended for significantly more cancer patients. The society issued a new clinical guideline expanding the population of breast cancer patients that are recommended to receive this specialized treatment. Read how patients can expect this treatment at the Wendt Center. 

Surgical Patient Safety

Learn more about Kenny and AbbyXenex robots, whose technology  has been scientifically proven to be effective against dangerous pathogens, including C. diff, influenza and staph bacteria, including MRSA. 

Radial Approach: Heart Procedure Leads to Better Quality

Based on extensive discussions and data, and in line with national literature and guidelines, the decision to use the radial approach is expected to reduce the number of people readmitted to the hospital following a heart procedure, decrease the length of stay in the hospital, lower mortality rates and improve patient satisfaction.

Record Door to Balloon Time

The American Heart Association recommends a "door-to-balloon" time of 90 minutes or less from the patient's arrival at the hospital until angioplasty is performed. "Our goal as a UnityPoint Health hospital is to achieve that in less than 60 minutes," says Andrea Anglin, manager of cardiovascular services at Finley. "The faster we open the blockage, the sooner we get good blood flow restored, and that means less damage to the heart muscle." Learn how a 24 minute door-to-balloon time helped save Dennis' life. 

Screening for Sepsis Helps Saves Lives 

Sepsis is a life-threatening response to infection that overwhelms the body and the number one reason patients are admitted to the ICU at hospitals across the United States. That's why UnityPoint Health nurse Jennifer Heuertz has spent years working to improve processes around sepsis identification and treatment. Read her story

Using Antibiotics to Treat Infections

Learn the difference between bacterial and viral infections, secondary infections and how each are treated.