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Friday, May 7, 2021

Keeping you in The Loop

To LA and back: Spreading positivity on the RSCCU

In the Respiratory Specialty and Comprehensive Care Unit (RSCCU), staff work to provide exceptional care to patients who are seriously ill. Working with this patient population can take a toll on one’s emotions—to stay positive, the staff boosts morale through fun games.

UI Carver College of Medicine commencement: Meet Paige Brady

Graduates of the UI Carver College of Medicine will celebrate virtual commencement ceremonies on May 14 and May 15. Today we introduce you to Paige Brady, who will receive a bachelor of science degree in radiation sciences.


Today's tip

Did you know Interpreting Services is available 24/7? Page 4225 or call 319-356-1967.

We Stand Together

During Nurses Week (May 6-12), share your messages of gratitude and appreciation for our nurses on this kudoboard.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 812 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,276 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 17 yesterday, 558 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 39 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 10% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 92 yesterday, 22,418 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 2 yesterday, 1,654 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 11 yesterday, 15,327 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 153 yesterday, 14,816 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Pregnant women planning on delivering at UI Health Care are invited to participate in a study investigating the effect of position on blood pressure measurement. Compensation provided. For more information, visit:

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Outside UI Health Care

Physicists describe new type of aurora

Led by UI physicists, researchers report a new feature to Earth’s atmospheric light show, Iowa Now reports.

Iowa City man has peace sign carved into derecho damaged tree

Many people are using art to memorialize last year’s derecho, KCRG reports.

Areas of frost possible Saturday morning in eastern Iowa

A late season frost is possible in eastern Iowa tonight into Saturday morning, CBS2 reports.

Nonuplets: Woman from Mali gives birth to nine babies

Halima Cissé had been expecting to have seven newborns, but ultrasound sessions had failed to spot two of her babies, NPR reports.

Iowa field hockey eyes first national championship appearance since 1992

The NCAA Division I Field Hockey tournament is down to just four teams, and Iowa is one of the last four standing, The Daily Iowan reports.

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