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Friday, July 13, 2018

We are caring for 755 inpatients and have 2,769 outpatient visits today.

High: 92 Low: 72 Mostly sunny

High: 86 Low: 70 Chance storms

Broadcasts: Need to know

Hospital Parking Ramp 3 closure this weekend

Hospital Parking Ramp 3 will be closed for maintenance from 6 p.m. today to 3 a.m. Monday, July 16. Vehicles will not be permitted to enter Hospital Parking Ramp 3 after 4 p.m. today. Vehicles not removed by 6 p.m. today will be towed. Questions? Contact UI Parking and Transportation at or 319-335-1475.

News: In The Loop

Mischief as physical therapy

Sometimes, even mischief is good therapy. Encouraged by several nurses, a 7-year-old boy who is recovering from severe burns to his hands recently “TP’d” the offices of our occupational and physical therapists as a method of rehabilitation.

Jiang and Zhang bring in seven R01 grant awards

Bing-Hua Jiang, PhD, and Jian Zhang, MD, inaugural appointees to Department of Pathology’s endowed chairs in cancer and immunology research, have brought in seven new R01 grant awards to the UI.

Ice cream Fridays in July at DeGowin Blood Center

Who doesn’t like free ice cream? DeGowin is giving ice cream to successful blood donors every Friday in July. Sign up at or call 319-356-2058.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Kudos to the units and job roles that achieved 100 percent hand hygiene over the past week: 3BT, 4JPP, 6JPP, chaplain, child life, housekeeping, medical student, nursing unit clerk, pharmacy, social work, and volunteer.
  • At least 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence during their lifetime. Get help: Contact the team’s social worker, call 319-356-2207, or the Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7) at 800-799-SAFE.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Children in sixth or seventh grade with normal speech and hearing development are invited to a math-learning research study. Compensation. Contact 319-353-2987 or Visit to participate.

Outside UI Health Care

Supervisors to purchase land for crisis intervention center

Johnson County hopes to expand and improve its mental health services by taking another step toward opening its first Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center, The Daily Iowan reports.

Iowa health officials looking into rise in parasitic illness

Iowa health officials are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from the parasite Cyclospora, saying it appears to be connected to salads from McDonald’s, KCRG reports.

Flooding forces RAGBRAI to re-route around popular state park

RAGBRAI will be re-routed around Ledges State Park due to flooding of the Des Moines River and high lake levels at Saylorville Reservoir, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports.

Build-A-Bear stuffs ‘Pay Your Age’ sale after long waits and chaos

Build-A-Bear’s “Pay Your Age” sale drew such large crowds, with mile-long lines and waits of five to seven hours, that the stuff-your-own-bear company had to stuff the sale, The Washington Post reports.

Oh makes history with Emmy nod for lead actress in a drama

Sandra Oh scored an Emmy nomination for best actress in a drama, making her the first woman of Asian descent to receive a nod in that category, CNN reports.

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