In case you missed it: January’s top stories

From campus safety tips to an inside look at how our employees connect with their patients, here are January’s top-performing stories.

The different paths of 2022 DAISY Nurse Leader Award winner Barb Schuessler

Do you ever think back on how you’ve gotten to this point in your career? We asked 2022 DAISY Nurse Leader Award winner Barb Schuessler, MSN, RN, MBA, CPEN, to do just that.




Dare to Discover 2023: Student spotlights

The Dare to Discover campaign showcases researchers, scholars, and creators from across the UI who were nominated by a mentor or colleague. Read the profiles of the students contributing to UI Health Care’s tradition of excellence in research.




The patient’s voice: How interpreters go beyond language barriers

Have you ever actually wanted someone to forget that you were in the room? Those on UI Health Care’s Interpretation and Translation Services team often strive to make it seem like they’re not there.




Del Rios: A ‘boots on the ground’ emergency medicine physician

In this Q&A, Marina Del Rios, MD, MS, shares her passion for connecting with her patients and community beyond the Emergency Department doors. Del Rios is a recipient of one of the 2023 Culturally Responsive Health Care Awards.




How building rapport improves the quality of care

Whether it’s caring for her first patient of the day or her last, Brittney Kintzel’s, BSN, CPN, RN, goal is always the same: make a connection. Those connections not only improve the patient’s experience, but they also allow for better collaboration during a patient’s stay.




5 ways to help keep our campus safe

A few simple steps can make a big difference in keeping our campus safe. We’ve put together five things every UI Health Care employee can do to help maintain a safe environment.




Q&A: How to talk with family about genetic testing

Maybe something was said over dinner this past holiday about a loved one’s health and it made you wonder if you could have the same issue one day. Utilizing genetic counseling services can help you and your family be proactive about potential health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and neurological diseases.




Debunking 5 common myths about the flu

We expect the flu to come around every year, but what may surprise you is the amount of misinformation that many people have about the flu. To help you stay informed, we’ve put together a list of the five most common flu myths and the facts.




Five tips on being a better office mate

With a combination of meeting formats and workspaces that seem to get busier by the day, we’ve put together a few suggestions to help you be the best office mate you can.





How to be a helpful guide in the halls

Helping our patients and visitors find their way is one of the easiest ways to ensure their UI Health Care experience is a positive one. Here are a few tips to remember the next time a patient or visitor asks for guidance.

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