In case you missed it: October’s top stories

Do you feel like October flew by? Between the first snowfall and start of flu season, a lot happened last month, so we decided to take a look back at our favorite feature stories from October. Did you have a favorite story? Share it with us in the comments below.

Bringing the calm to crisis care

How one team created a role for the Emergency Department—our crisis stabilization officers—that changed the way we handle crisis care.

When every bed counts

A nursing team on 7JPP Medical Observation Unit helped a critical E.D. census one night by taking inpatients on the observation unit. “We looked at each other and said, ‘Okay, let’s do this.’”

Cystic fibrosis through the lens of an artist

Joy is available even in trauma. Don’t lose hope. That’s what artist Dylan Mortimer hopes to convey through his art, depicting his personal struggles with cystic fibrosis, on exhibit in the Medical Museum Gallery B (Elevator F, Level 8) until April 2020.

How a fellow physician helped solve a mystery

Sarv Priya, MBBS, will never forget the CT image that changed an 8-year-old’s life and changed his perspective on patient care.

• Three of the ten members of the Electric Shop team: Brian Gaul, electrician II; Tom Davin, electrical systems supervisor; and Doug Sanders, electrician III stand in the lower level of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, with the color-coded conduits running along the ceiling above them

Got power?

We’d be in the dark without them, literally. The Electric Shop oversees 20 generators that hold 111,000 gallons of fuel, 174 transfer switches, and 75,000 breakers.

Finding a flaw

The story of how one respiratory therapist’s discovery brought about product safety changes nationwide.