Top 10 ‘Noon News’ stories of 2018

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Here are the 10 most clicked-on UI Health Care news stories that appeared in Noon News during 2018.

10. Fun Friday results: Your favorite shoes for working on your feet

Sore feet? The results are in from our survey last week about the most comfortable shoes for working on your feet all day.

Date appeared: Friday, Aug. 3

Clicks from Noon News: 1,269


9. Announcing the 2018 Kid Captains

It’s time to meet our newest Kid Captains! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Kid Captain program, which started as a partnership between UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor pediatric patients.

Date appeared: Friday, July 20

Clicks from Noon News: 1,283


8. Family advocates for lawn mower safety after accident

On Aug. 30, 2017, life changed for Ryan Manahl when his 3-year-old son, Tate, was accidentally run over with a lawnmower. “I tried to keep him calm but I kept thinking the worst: ‘Is this really it? Is my son going to die in my arms right now and he hasn’t even started to live his life?’”

Date appeared: Wednesday, May 16

Clicks from Noon News: 1,496


7. New coffee vendor coming to UI Hospitals & Clinics

The Java House has done a great job in UI Hospitals & Clinics over the years, and we’re glad they will continue to operate in PBDB. But after a fair and open Request for Proposal process, a new coffee partner has been chosen for the four hospitals locations. We can’t share that news yet. Stay tuned!

Date appeared: Monday, Aug. 20

Clicks from Noon News: 1,742


6. Suresh Gunasekaran named new CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics

Suresh Gunasekaran, MBA, currently the chief operations officer for the University of Texas Southwestern Health System in Dallas, Texas, has been selected to become the new associate vice president of UI Health Care and chief executive officer of UI Hospitals & Clinics, pending approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. He will begin at Iowa Nov. 15, 2018.

Date appeared: Monday, Aug. 20

Clicks from Noon News: 1,805


5. RAGBRAI 2018 staff photos

Check out our collection of photos submitted by UI Health Care staff from their RAGBRAI 2018 journey last week.

Date appeared: Monday, July 30

Clicks from Noon News: 1,850


4. Today’s Match Day numbers released

The emotions are high, and the wait is over! A preview of the results for our fourth-year medical student: 45 percent chose primary care specialties; 36 students will remain in Iowa for their first year of postgraduate training; and 28 of these 36 will train at UI Hospitals & Clinics. Congratulations!

Date appeared: Friday, March 16

Clicks from Noon News: 1,926


3. Bettendorf teen recovering after attempting ‘Kiki Challenge’

A Bettendorf teen landed in the intensive care unit at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital after attempting a dance trend, WQAD reports.

Date appeared: Tuesday, July 31

Clicks from Noon News: 1,939


2. Ashton Kutcher visits the kids

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is grateful to Ashton Kutcher for visiting with our patients and families during a recent trip back to Iowa.

Date appeared: Tuesday, June 12

Clicks from Noon News: 2,137


1. Bread Garden announcements

OK, this is a tie for first because they’re both on the same topic:

Bread Garden Market to open four locations at UI Hospitals & Clinics

We are pleased and excited to announce the selection of Bread Garden Market, a locally owned business, as our new vendor that will operate four kiosk locations at UI Hospitals & Clinics, beginning Thursday, Nov. 1.

Date appeared: Wednesday, Aug. 26

Clicks from Noon News: 2,565 and nearly 6,000 page views on The Loop

Bread Garden Café coming soon

Please help us welcome Bread Garden Café to UI Hospitals & Clinics in November! We are excited to have high quality, homemade food and beverages from Bread Garden’s local downtown Iowa City location available at four locations throughout UI Hospitals & Clinics.

Date appeared: Friday, Oct. 26

Clicks from Noon News: 2,308 and over 8,000 page views on The Loop


Are there any memorable UI Health Care stories you loved (or hated) that didn’t make the list? Tell us below!