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Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

We are caring for 828 inpatients and have 4,362 outpatient visits today.

High: 25 Low: 21 Cloudy

High: 30 Low: 21 Chance snow

Broadcasts: Need to know

Faster elevators to come: Elevator H closed for replacement beginning Friday

Faster, smarter elevators are on their way. Elevator H will be closed for replacement beginning 6 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 31. All four cabs will be closed for 10 weeks, after which time, two will open up, and the remaining two will be closed for another 8 weeks.

Town hall with Suresh kick off today

Today is the first of the Town Hall 2020 events with CEO Suresh Gunasekaran, starting at noon, with several locations and ways to watch.

News: In The Loop

Coming soon: Inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Coralville

A new 40-bed hospital—called University of Iowa Health Network Rehabilitation Hospital, a venture with Encompass Health—will open in 2020 to meet the growing needs of our community.

What you need to know: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

You can now find all 2019 Novel Coronavirus related information, resources, and contact information in one spot at the top of the homepage on The Loop. This page will be kept up to date with all the latest details on what you need to know.

Project Art presents a new exhibit by Louise Fisher

Project Art announces a new temporary exhibit titled Portals to Cross at UI Hospitals & Clinics by Iowa-based artist Louise Fisher.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Do you have achilles tendinopathy/tendonitis? Participate in a clinical trial on the effects of education and exercise. Compensation and free physical therapy. Contact Jing Danielson at 319-356-1722 or visit

Outside UI Health Care

Cedar Rapids Public Library to launch program aimed at improving health, nutrition in the community

Patrons will have access to nutrition classes, wellness equipment, and other resources aimed at honing a healthy lifestyle, Little Village Magazine reports.

Iowa lawmakers advance bill limiting cell phones for drivers

Iowa would join numerous other states in prohibiting drivers from using hand-held cell phones or other electronic devices, KWWL reports.

New Barbie dolls feature vitiligo and hairless models in bid to boost diversity

Mattel wants to showcase “a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion” through new additions to its Barbie Fashionistas line, CNN reports.

The Gates Foundation is spending $10 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak in China and Africa

The money will be spent on “emergency funds and corresponding technical support to help frontline responders in China and Africa accelerate their efforts to contain the global spread of 2019-nCoV,” according to Business Insider.

Hawkeyes surge late for comeback win over the Badgers

The Iowa men’s basketball team came back after trailing behind double-digits, defeating the Badgers, 68-62, The Daily Iowan reports.

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