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Friday, Jan. 6, 2023

Keeping you in The Loop

Are you patient-ready? Preparing for The Joint Commission

As we await an anticipated visit from the The Joint Commission, it’s important to stay prepared and continue to review our quality and safety practices.

Iowa researcher finds weightlifting can extend lifespans

Assistant professor Jessica Gorzelitz, PhD—expert in exercise oncology within UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center—looks to unearth whether aerobic exercise and weightlifting impact mortality.


Today's tip

CAMBUS routes may have different service times until Jan. 15, due to the university’s winter break. CAMBUS will not operate on weekends or on university holidays.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 842 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,433 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 19 yesterday, 65 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 1 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 18% yesterday, 20% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 21 yesterday, 105 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 4 yesterday, 7,529 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,794 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,670 to date

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Research volunteers invited

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Outside UI Health Care

UI alum presides over US House of Representatives

Cheryl Johnson—who received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the UI in 1980—is leading the U.S. House of Representatives until a new Speaker of the House is elected, Iowa’s News Now reports.

Iowa college student crowned Mario Kart champion

The esports program at Marshalltown Community College is new to the campus but is already home to national champion Amber Lawthers, KCRG reports.

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts again, summit crater glows

Hawaii’s Kilauea began erupting inside its summit crater yesterday—less than one month after the volcano and its larger neighbor Mauna Loa stopped releasing lava, the Associated Press reports.

Iowa men’s basketball pulls off comeback over Indiana

Stellar performances from Kris Murray, Connor McCaffery, and Filip Rebraca gave the Hawkeyes their first Big Ten win of the season over 15th-ranked Indiana, The Daily Iowan reports.

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