Winter weather information for staff

This message is posted on behalf of Emergency Management and UI Health Care Human Resources.

A significant winter storm will impact the area over the next 24 hours. When such storms are forecast, first and foremost, we are concerned for the safety of our staff during their travels to and from work. We greatly appreciate your efforts to safely get to work, as this ultimately benefits your fellow coworkers and most importantly, our patients.    

For your safety, we urge you to anticipate difficulties in transportation to and from areas affected by the storm and actively communicate with your supervisors or other department authorities regarding your timeliness and attendance in order to assure proper staffing.

If necessary, staff members who travel a distance to work are encouraged to develop their own plans for staying locally (with friends, co-workers, or at their own expense at one of the local hotels listed below) to assure regular attendance at work. Staff may also dial 384-5000 to request assistance with finding accommodations within UI Hospitals and Clinics, however, availability may be limited.

The Emergency Management website has several links to severe weather resources, including to the Iowa DOT winter road conditions.

Please help our patients and your fellow co-workers by making every reasonable effort to report to work when you are scheduled—they will appreciate it. Thank you for all you do every day to care for our patients. Your dedication and commitment to those we serve is truly unsurpassed.

Staff Winter Inclement Weather Hotel Rates 2018

 

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