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Dr. Julia Klesney-Tait has been instrumental in the development of the lung transplant program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Currently, the program is CMS-certified and has one of the shortest lengths-of-stay following lung transplantation in the country. The one-year and three-year survival rates are among the nation's top five programs. Dr. Klesney-Tait has demonstrated excellence in clinical and administrative areas, including programmatic development with outstanding outcomes.
The quality of care provided in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UI Hospitals and Clinics is unsurpassed. For the second time, the NICU was selected to be part of the Neonatal Research Network of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which is comprised of 18 leading NICUs throughout the country. For the past four years, the units mortality rate is half that of the NICU next in the ratings, and, when benchmarked against the Vermont Oxford Database for like units, the UI NICU morbidity rates are also consistently low. The Division of Neonatology has been a leader not only within the UI Children's Hospital, but within UI Hospitals and Clinics.
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