Media Releases

Find the latest media releases from IHCA here.

For media inquiries, contact Brent Willett, President & CEO.

Iowa Health Care Association: Iowans’ Access to Long-Term Care Threatened by Proposed Federal Staffing Mandate Issued Today– 9/1/23

Iowa Health Care Association Member Brodey Hanson of The Bridges at Ankeny Wins National Leadership Award – 8/2/23

52 Iowans Receive Scholarships to Work in Long-Term Care from Iowa Health Care Association Foundation – 8/1/23

Iowa Health Care Association Member La Porte City Specialty Care Receives 2023 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities – 6/29/23

Two Iowa Long-Term Care Facilities Receive 2023 National Silver Achievement in Quality Award – 6/22/23

Iowa Health Care Association Member Green Hills Health Care Center Receives 2023 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities – 6/22/23

Nineteen Iowa Long-Term Care Leaders Graduate from Iowa Health Care Association Executive Health Care Leadership Institute – 6/13/23

Iowa Health Care Association Member Gracewell Nursing Facility Receives 2023 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities – 6/8/23

Ten Iowa Long-Term Care Facilities Recognized with National Commitment to Quality Bronze Award – 6/1/23

Mandating the Impossible is Not a Solution for Protecting Local Long-term Care Access in Iowa – 5/25/23

IHCA Foundation Announces John W. and Kimberly D. Grubb Registered Nurse Scholarship Endowment – 5/10/23

IHCA Foundation Offers Health Care Scholarships for Long-Term Care Employees, High School Students, Veterans and Rural Iowa Residents – 4/5/23

Home Instead Senior Care – Polk County Becomes First Iowa Accredited Home Care Agency – 3/24/23

Iowa Health Care Association Delivers Christmas Toys for Tots in Central Iowa – 12/21/22

Iowa Health Care Association Member The Bridges at Ankeny Receives 2022 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities – 10/5/22

Iowa Health Care Association announces 2022-23 board officers and directors – 9/30/22

Iowa Health Care Association Foundation Awards 78 Scholarships to Help Iowans Wanting to Work in Long-Term Care– 8/4/22

Two Iowa long-term care facilities receive 2022 National Silver Achievement in Quality Award – 6/28/22

Six Iowa long-term care facilities recognized with national Commitment to Quality Bronze Award – 6/1/22

IHCA Foundation Offers Health Care Scholarships for Long-Term Care Employees, High School Students, Veterans and Rural Iowa Residents – 3/31/22

Iowa Health Care Association Proposes Solutions to Long-term Care Staffing Crisis – 2/25/22

Statement from IHCA President & CEO Brent Willett Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on CMS Staff Vaccine Rule for Iowa – 1/13/22

Iowa Health Care Association Foundation Launches New Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Education Campaign for Long-term Care Workers– 1/7/22

Statement from IHCA President & CEO Brent Willett Regarding CMS Final Interim Rule on Long-Term Care Staff Vaccination – 11/4/21

Iowa Health Care Association Member Accura Healthcare of Stanton Receives 2021 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities – 9/16/21

Statement from IHCA President & CEO Brent Willett Regarding Biden Administration Updated Call for Mandatory Nursing Home Staff Vaccination – 9/13/21

Statement from IHCA President & CEO Brent Willett Regarding Biden Administration Call for Mandatory Nursing Home Staff Vaccination – 8/18/21

Iowa Health Care Association Foundation Receives $25,000 from Amerigroup Foundation to Support COVID Recovery Fund – 8/18/21

Iowa Health Care Association Foundation Awards 72 Scholarships to High School Students, Long-Term Care Employees and Veterans – 8/4/21

Spurgeon Manor Receives 2021 National Silver Achievement in Quality Award – 7/6/21

Bronze – Commitment to Quality Awards 2021 recipients announced– 6/9/21

IHCA Scholarships Application Deadline Approaching Soon – 5/10/21

CMS issues updated nursing home visitation guidance – 3/10/21

IHCA Foundation offers health care scholarships for long-term care employees, veterans and high school students – 3/4/21

COVID-19 cases in Iowa long-term care facilities on the decline as spread slows and vaccination uptake rises – 2/05/21

COVID-19 vaccination program for long-term care remains on track; vaccine education and administration next key milestones – 12/23/20

IHCA urges continued caution to protect Iowa’s long-term care residents: COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon; but we’re not out of the woods yet– 12/16/20

Iowa Health Care Association urges caution during holidays to protect long-term care residents and staff – 11/17/20

Iowa Health Care Association Foundation awards 33 scholarships to high school students, long-term care employees and a veteran – 7/8/2020

What long-term care reopening looks like for Iowa families – 7/2/20

Iowa Health Care Association Foundation announces COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund to support senior health care workers – 6/10/20

Iowa’s senior health care workers need our support – 4/24/20

PPE donations encouraged – 4/3/20

New federal government long-term care visitation guidance for COVID-19– 3/14/20

COVID-19 and long-term care visitation guidance – 3/11/20