Top 10 UI Health Care stories of 2019

Your clicks have voted! Below are the top 10 most popular stories on The Loop and Noon News from 2019.


1. UI Hospitals & Clinics announces free parking for patients

Nov. 18, 2019

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, UI Hospitals & Clinics began providing all patients a pass for free parking on our main Iowa City campus. And for their visitors, a new booklet containing five discounted parking passes.


2. Mid-year salary adjustments announced for 2,750 employees

Oct. 29, 2019

More than 2,750 staff with UI Health Care saw a little more in their paycheck due to a mid-year market adjustment made by hospital leadership.


3. Annual TB testing is going away: What it means and why it’s good news for you

July 17, 2019

UI Health Care, in consultation with the UI Employee Health Clinic and the Program of Hospital Epidemiology, have stopped annual tuberculin skin testing (TST) for tuberculous (TB), effective Aug. 1, 2019.


4. Three powerful patient messages sent to Carson King

Sept. 24, 2019

There was a lot of attention on UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital when Carson King announced that he was raising more than $1 million dollars for the hospital with the help from thousands of contributors, including corporate donors.


5. Five tips for choosing between UIChoice and UISelect

Sept. 19, 2019

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved a new health plan, called UISelect, now offered to benefit eligible employees in addition to UIChoice.


6. More UI Health Care services coming to North Liberty, Coralville

May 16, 2019

There are some exciting updates to share about the growth of UI Health Care’s clinical services in the corridor, including family medicine providers in North Liberty and another UI Urgent Care location in Coralville.


7. Father, daughter practice side by side in ophthalmology

May 24, 2019

Like father, like daughter, they see eye to eye—even in their chosen careers. Wallace L.M. Alward, MD, has been a UI faculty member since 1987, and last summer, his daughter, Erin Boese, MD, joined the department.


8. Nursing assistant Kyle Upton awarded 2018 Great Catch for his quick thinking

April 30, 2019

Kyle Upton’s quick thinking saved the life of a 9-day-old infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. When a monitor appeared to be malfunctioning, he checked and realized it wasn’t a problem with the monitor, but it was a medical issue that the patient was experiencing.


9. 10 best quotes from Suresh’s town halls

June 27, 2019

Our CEO Suresh Gunasekaran answered a multitude of questions from faculty and staff during a series of town halls at five UI Health Care locations.


10. 100 Great Iowa Nurses awards highlight our nurses’ exceptional care

May 6, 2019

The nurses of UI Health Care do a wonderful job providing high quality care for all of their patients, and to prove it, the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses highlights 12 of UI Health Care’s nursing specialists, chosen from nurses across the state.