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Monday, June 21, 2021

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On a ‘quest to just breathe’

After enduring close to 100 procedures to keep her airway open, an Iowa teen is seeing the potential for normalcy following a complex throat surgery at UI Hospitals & Clinics.

How to stay safe when Lyme disease and other hazards threaten summer fun

Enjoying the outdoors comes with its share of safety concerns. June, July, and August are Iowa’s peak months for Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness that can lead to serious long-term health issues if left untreated.


Today's tip

Did you know you can have your prescriptions delivered to your home?

We Stand Together

Vanessa Curtis, MD, UI Health Care endocrinologist, recently won her division in the Sylvan Island Stampede bike race. When Curtis needed injury prevention guidance and care, she chose UI Health Care’s Sports Medicine Clinic.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 752 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,097 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 5 yesterday, 620 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 41 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 1% yesterday, 13% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 16 yesterday, 23,957 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 0 yesterday, 1,669 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,472 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,310 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s New

See the Epic Status Report for June 22, 2021, for all updates and screenshots.


  • Tuesday, June 22, at 1 a.m. for 60 minutes


  • Update to Notification of Patient-Reported Data
  • New Order: Presurgical (30 Day) Type and Screen (Blood Type and RBC Antibody Screen)
  • Updated Catheter, Urinary Order
  • Renaming Outpatient Consult – Med Int Respiratory Illness Clinic Order

Access and Revenue

  • New Payor/Plan requests

Epic Education Resources

  • Reviewing Lab Results from In Basket
  • Create Your Own Smart Lists
  • Arriving a New Patient
  • Arriving an Anonymous Patient
  • Arriving an Established Patient

Outside UI Health Care

Former Hawkeye defensive back Desmond King hosts football camp on Juneteenth at Iowa City High School

King, a cornerback for the Houston Texans, said he wanted to give back to the Iowa City community that changed his life, The Daily Iowan reports.

Continued decrease in Iowa’s new COVID-19 cases

The rate of new COVID-19 cases in Iowa is at a multi-month low, according to new state data, KCRG reports.

Claudette regains tropical storm strength after 13 deaths

Tropical Storm Claudette regained its status this morning as it neared the coast of the Carolinas after 13 people died due to the effects of the storm, the Associated Press reports.

Tokyo Olympics will open its doors to a small fan base

Organizers for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics announced they will allow up to 10,000 domestic fans at events, as long as no state of emergency is in effect, NPR reports.

Jon Rahm wins first career major with pair of clutch, late birdie putts

Rahm captured his first career major golf championship in dramatic fashion yesterday, claiming the 2021 U.S. Open, CBS Sports reports.

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