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Monday, Sept. 20, 2021

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Evan Engelhardt, nursing assistant in the Emergency Department

‘A renewed sense of purpose’: Evan Engelhardt uses rideshare to help a patient in need

When an emergency room patient was discharged at 4:30 a.m., no cabs or other transportation were available to take her back to her hotel to rest. That’s when Evan Engelhardt, nursing assistant in the Emergency Department, volunteered his help.

Meet Kid Captain Bentley Steven

When Bentley Steven was 2 years old, he started having serious headaches. Bentley was diagnosed with Chiari malformation and transferred to UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital for expert care.


Today's tip

Free flu vaccinations are available this week in the University Employee Health Clinic for employees and volunteers.

We Stand Together

In this video, Iowa basketball and baseball player Connor McCaffery asks for an assist from his fellow Hawkeyes, encouraging all to step up and get vaccinated against COVID-19.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 776 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,360 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 40 yesterday, 898 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 9 yesterday, 77 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 16% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 178 yesterday, 31,486 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 7 yesterday, 1,947 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,618 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,496 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for Sept. 21, 2021, for all updates and screenshots.

  • Epic Upgrade Practice Environment Available


  • New ANE PAIN Management Procedure Unit
  • Remove ICD 9 codes from Visit Diagnoses section & SmartLinks
  • Update Care Team Relationship Research values to be more inclusive of all Research Study Team Roles
  • CCHS CPN/GE Fetal Monitoring System
  • Media Tab Thumbnail View
  • Adding Peds GI orders for SFCH LL2
  • During Visit (InPt/ED Orders) CareSelect Decision Support and AI Functionality


  • New Peds Procedures Need Scheduled Workqueue

Educational Resources

  • SlicerDicer for Revenue videos
  • Using CareSelect when Placing Radiology Orders
  • Therapy Plan: Day of Treatment
  • Send Therapy Plans for Review
  • Filtering the Appointment Desk
  • Batch Release for ROI

Events: Join us

Outside UI Health Care

The project, which features murals designed by Antoine Williams and Donté Hayes in collaboration with Public Space One and the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, have been installed on the Capitol Street parking ramp, The Daily Iowan reports.

Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast, the Associated Press reports.

COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 is safe and effective, Pfizer says

Pfizer and BioNTech said early results of their trial indicate the vaccine is safe for children and establishes a strong antibody response against the virus, NPR reports.

Nurse glitzes up gloomy times with vaccine chandelier

Laura Weiss, RN, a retired nurse who teamed up with the Boulder County Public Health department, created an impromptu art piece of empty COVID-19 vaccine vials, reports MedPage Today.

No. 5 Iowa moves to 3-0 on the season with win over Kent State

The Hawkeyes’ 30-7 victory is the team’s 300th victory inside Kinnick Stadium, The Daily Iowan reports.

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