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Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

We are caring for 690 inpatients and have 4,019 outpatient visits today.

High: 42 Low: 21 Cloudy

High: 31 Low: 21 Mostly cloudy


  • The lane reduction on Hospital Loop Drive near Carver Pavilion will end at approximately 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15.
  • Find daily specials on games, toys, and injury prevention products from today to Saturday, Dec. 16, at Kaleidoscope Gift Shop and Safety Store (Level 1) in UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Questions? Call 319-356-4322.

News: In The Loop

Get to know Brooks Jackson at ‘Conversation’ events

UI Health Care employees and volunteers are invited to participate in one of several Q&A sessions with Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Carver College of Medicine. Save the dates: Tuesday, Jan. 16; Wednesday, Jan. 17; Monday, Jan. 29; or Tuesday. Feb. 6.

Integrated health system lures new University of Iowa medical leader

The more Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, learned about overseeing both the UI’s $1.4 billion-a-year health care enterprise and its Carver College of Medicine, the more interested he became, The Gazette reports.

Concussions more than a headache for athletes, students

Mark Granner, MD, and Andrew Peterson, MD, discuss the diagnosis and management of concussions in student athletes, The Gazette reports.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

  • Fourth Floor Salon sale: 8 a.m to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Friday, Dec. 15, Fountain Entrance Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1).
  • UI Optical 20 percent off sale on eyewear: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Pomerantz Family Pavilion (Elevator L, Level 2) and at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing (Level 2). Questions? Contact 319-384-9922 or
  • All UI Health Care employees and volunteers are invited to a staff appreciation meal from 10:30 a.m. tomorrow to 4 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Bring your badge to scan; no tickets needed this year. See locations and menus on The Loop.  

Today’s tidbit

We’re your biggest fans! Engineering Services cares for about 200 air handling units.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • UI Health Care workers who have experienced a stressful occupational event, and whose supervisors have contacted the UI Hospitals and Clinics Debriefing Team, are invited to a study examining programs to reduce stress. Attend a group meeting with the debriefing team and complete surveys. Compensation provided. Questions? Contact

Outside UI Health Care

Text-to-911 available in county

Johnson County residents now can text 911 from most main phone carriers, The Daily Iowan reports.

New arena could break ground early next year

Two years from now, people could be enjoying a game or listening to a concert at the new Iowa Arena in Coralville, KCRG reports. The $12 million arena will be located at the Iowa River Landing, with a seating capacity of more than 6,200.

Iowa student and driver die in school bus fire

An Iowa school bus became engulfed in flames yesterday morning, killing the driver and a student, ABC News reports. The bus was on its route in the farm town of Oakland, Iowa, before backing out of a driveway and landing in a ditch where it caught fire.

US Marine helicopter in Okinawa loses windshield over school

A boy at a school in Okinawa, Japan, was injured when a helicopter from a nearby U.S. Marine Corps base lost a windshield as it flew overhead, IPR reports. The 17-pound window landed about 15 feet from the boy, who was hurt by flying gravel.

These personality traits may help you live longer

Stubbornness and optimism may be keys to a long life, according to U.S. News & World Report. Researchers hunting for clues to longevity focused on nine remote villages in southern Italy where there are hundreds of residents older than 90.

Aaron Rodgers is cleared to play

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced he has been cleared to play, NBC reports. His return on Sunday will come nine weeks after he suffered a broken collarbone.

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