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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Keeping you in The Loop

Monday: Celebrating the success of 2022 and looking ahead to 2023

Join your colleagues at noon on Monday, Jan. 30, as UI Health Care leaders share 22 highlights of 2022 to celebrate and recognize our successes from the past year and get a glimpse at what’s planned in the year ahead.

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 Joint Commission is here. Remember safe medication practices. Label medications not immediately administered. Make sure medications are secure at all times. Follow appropriate medication wasting protocol. Be aware of non-opioid pain management options. Remove patient labels from waste bags.
  • The Hawkeye Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center is seeking applications for its pilot grant program. Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Today's tip

Patients should use UI QuickCare or UI Urgent Care clinics when applicable and save the emergency room for those with life-threatening conditions.

In the spotlight

Are you an Epic user in a clinical role? Share your feedback through a brief survey on how well Epic—our electronic health record—works and where improvements can be made.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 794 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,345 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 11 yesterday, 130 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 5 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 12% yesterday, 20% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 17 yesterday, 477 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 3 yesterday, 7,603 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 2 yesterday, 15,796 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,671 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

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Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City Transit adds bus stop at English-Philosophy Building

The Iowa City Transit stop at the UI English-Philosophy Building is returning after it was decommissioned in 2021, The Daily Iowan reports.

Tennessee students build robotic hand for new classmate

The small class of students spent four weeks designing, 3D printing, and sizing the prototype for classmate Sergio Peralta, whose right hand did not fully form at birth, BBC News reports.

Scans reveal secrets of Egypt’s mummified ‘golden boy,’ buried for 2,300 years

Radiologists at Cairo University in Egypt used CT scans to “digitally unwrap” the remains, uncovering signs of wealth, NBC News reports.

Newly discovered asteroid makes one of the closest approaches to Earth

The small asteroid—called 2023 BU—zipped over the southern tip of South America yesterday evening about 2,200 miles above Earth’s surface, CNN reports.

Iowa men’s basketball falls to Michigan State on the road

The Hawkeyes now have a losing record in conference playing after falling to Michigan State 63–61 yesterday, The Daily Iowan reports.

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