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Friday, March 22, 2019

We are caring for 759 inpatients and have 2,387 outpatient visits today.

High: 52 Low: 27 Sunny

High: 55 Low: 40 Sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

Reminder: Main Entrance and skyway closure this weekend

The Main Entrance to UI Hospitals & Clinics will be closed from 3:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24, to allow for installation of a tower crane. The Level 2 skyway just outside the Main Entrance will also be closed between the escalator and north elevator from Parking Ramp 2 (see map at link above). The Fountain Lobby Entrance (Elevator C, Level 1) will serve as the temporary main entrance during this time.

Elevator E service interruption today at 6 p.m.

Beginning at 6 p.m. this evening, Elevator E will not stop at Level 3. It will return to service at 11 p.m. tomorrow.

News: In The Loop

Construction project updates from Capital Management, March 2019

Many of you asked for more updates on construction projects, so here’s one to start! See the current status and floor plans of a variety of construction and renovation projects managed by UI Health Care Capital Management.

Abby Bird honored with DAISY award

Congratulations to Abby Bird from Cancer Clinic A, who was awarded this month’s DAISY award.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.



  • UI Health Care cycling jerseys are now available for order. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 2, and jerseys will be delivered by May 24, just in time for your Memorial Day bike ride.
  • Joint Office for Compliance reminds employees to only access patient records if you have a legitimate business or care-related reason to do so, or if you have prior documented patient consent. Inappropriate access to a patient’s medical record may result in termination. Questions? Call 319-384-8282.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Children ages 7 to 13 with normal hearing are invited to a research study on visual learning. Study requires one two-hour visit to the Pediatric Audiology Lab. Compensation. Contact 712-790-6166 or

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City ‘more prepared than ever’ for major flood*

The Iowa City area faces an elevated chance of flooding this spring, but local officials say a catastrophe like the flood of 2008 is unlikely, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports.

Iowa boy recovering from shark attack

Eleven-year-old Kael Dewey from Shell Rock, Iowa, is back home after a spring break he will never forget, KWWL reports.

Life expectancy in US drops

For the first time in more than 100 years, life expectancy in the United States is declining, CNN reports.

Facebook passwords stored in readable text

Millions of Facebook users’ passwords were sitting in plain text inside the company’s data storage, leaving them vulnerable to misuse or cyberattack, NPR reports.

Iowa men’s basketball team faces tough first-round foe*

The 10th-seeded Hawkeyes meet seventh-seed Cincinnati today in first-round NCAA men’s basketball tournament action, The Gazette reports.

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