In case you missed it: September’s top stories

From a roadside rescue to protecting each other from the flu, here’s a look back at the top-performing stories from September.

Normal commute becomes critical moment for employees

On June 3, interstate traffic was moving steadily, the weather was decent, and the four members of the UI Health Care Riverside #1 van expected a conventional commute. What happened next was anything but.



Campus master plan update: Plans for parking and hospital building expansions

Much has changed in the world—and in health care—since we began developing a roadmap for future facility improvements in alignment with the university’s 10-year campus master plan. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to improve our campus facilities for our faculty, staff, students, volunteers, patients, and visitors.


Meet Chief Operating Officer Emily Blomberg

What does a chief operating officer do? Emily Blomberg, MHA, shares her take on the role and how she connects with faculty and staff.




How our patients, faculty, and staff can receive an updated COVID-19 booster

Like earlier in the pandemic, there are a lot of people wanting to get vaccinated and a limited supply of the updated booster dose. Getting a dose to everyone who wants to be boosted will take time, but we’re committed to making it as easy as possible for our team to be vaccinated.


Charge nurse offers quick support on night shift

It’s a hard truth in life that some days will be tougher than others. Whether it’s in our personal or professional lives, knowing someone has your back can make all the difference.




Australia is facing its worst flu season in years. Why that may impact us in the US

This year, Australia experienced its worst flu season in five years. Although Australia is half a world away, its flu season is sometimes used as a predictor for our own. Does this mean we should expect a rough flu season? How can we stay protected? To help prepare, we sat down with Karen Brust, MD, hospital epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist.


Serenity Oasis an outdoor space for reflection, rejuvenation

Faculty, staff, students and trainees, and visitors on the UI Carver College of Medicine campus may notice three new benches and a bubbling rock fountain located just off the sidewalk between Medical Laboratories and the Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB) patio.

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