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Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

We are caring for 742 inpatients and have 3,286 outpatient visits today.

High: 12 Low: 3 Partly sunny

High: 23 Low: 20 Mostly sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

Electrical power interruption in GH tomorrow

There will be an electrical power interruption from 7 to 8 a.m. tomorrow, affecting Lower Level through Level 5 of General Hospital, but not including the DeGowin Blood Center, Dialysis Clinic, hospital operator, Decedent Care Center, or Pharmacy. Be sure critical equipment is connected to the emergency (red) outlets.

News: In The Loop

Airplane joins AirCare service

Look, up in the sky! The UI Emergency Department recently began using its first airplane to transport patients. The new airplane can travel up to 700 miles from Iowa City to pick up patients, compared to a 125-mile radius for our helicopters.

Polar winds lead to critically low blood donations

DeGowin and other local blood centers are searching for people willing to give blood after a sharp decrease in their supply following the polar weather, The Daily Iowan reports.

Hannah Campbell, PhD student, on preventing cell death

Hannah Campbell, PhD student, is researching how cells sense their environment and respond to changes in it. This can help make changes in diseased states like cancer to minimize tumor development and metastasis.


Parent blog: Shalan and Kyle Knapke

When Shalan and Kyle Knapke found out that their daughter Adira would be born without a fully developed right ventricle, they turned to UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. “We are so blessed to have such an amazing hospital nearby!”

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.



  • The UI Hospitals & Clinics Child Care Center in Westlawn, managed by Bright Horizons, currently has two openings for 3- to 5-year olds. Questions? Contact the center at or 319-335-9666.
  • Did you know UI Health Care offers women fertility preservation services in its Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinic? If you are a woman who doesn’t anticipate becoming pregnant for several years but hopes to have a child in the future, fertility preservation might be a good option for you. Visit or call 319-356-1767 to speak with a program coordinator.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Nonsmoking, overweight adults with high or borderline high blood pressure are invited to participate in a study investigating effects of blood pressure drugs on vascular and nerve function. Contact 319-467-0343 or

Outside UI Health Care

UI student turns disability into accessibility for others

Michael Penniman, co-founder of nonprofit organization Students Care, is finding ways to improve accessibility on campus following his own experiences, KCCI reports.

Strong storm drenches California, unleashing mudslides and flooding

A strong storm system drenched some areas in California with snow and heavy rains as forecasters warned of mudslides and debris flows in areas ravaged by wildfires, CNN reports.

‘That’s pretty firm’: Why Amazon is done negotiating with New York

Three months of sustained opposition from state and local officials finally drove Amazon to cancel its plan to build a new campus in Long Island City, NBC News reports.

China closes its Everest base camp to tourists

Authorities have resorted to the unusual move to deal with the mounting waste problem at the site, BBC reports.

Gustafson sets new Big Ten record for double-doubles

Megan Gustafson recorded her 78th career double-double last night, scoring 27 points and grabbing 17 rebounds to lead the 14th-ranked Hawkeyes to an easy 88-66 win over Illinois, The Daily Iowan reports.

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