Keeping you in The Loop
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that nearly all children get by age 2, but infection can occur at any age. However, some children are at a higher risk of severe RSV which can land your little one in the hospital.
Johnson-Carlson, chief administrative officer for UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, leaving UI Health Care
Pamela Johnson-Carlson, DNP, RN, NE-BC, chief administrative officer of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, will leave UI Health Care to become chief nursing officer at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Her last day at Iowa will be Jan. 11, 2023.
Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA, a neuroscientist and physical therapist, spends her time outside of work painting scenes only visible through a microscope. Her subjects include neural networks, brainwaves, and other biological marvels.
- Food and Nutrition Services invites all employees and volunteers to complete their retail satisfaction survey.
- Save 20% on glasses in November during UI Optical’s eyeglasses sale at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing.
- Nominate a colleague for the UI’s Distinguished Achievement Awards and Jean Y. Jew Women’s Rights Awards.
Trainings are available to help public health professionals build their skills, knowledge, and confidence when it comes to interpreting and communicating data.
In the spotlight
As part of a national campaign, the UI Health Care Injury Prevention Team is shining a green light for safety education. The team passed out emerald onesies to every infant in UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital under one year of age to encourage parents to practice safe sleep habits.
Questions? Contact the Children’s Safety Store for safety tips.
By the numbers
Total inpatients: 794 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,608 today
C-19 adult inpatients: 14 yesterday, 1,622 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 206 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 22% yesterday, 35% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 26 yesterday, 15,588 to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 7 yesterday, 7,177 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 2 yesterday, 15,790 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 4 yesterday, 15,693 to date
Research volunteers invited
- Pregnant women in their first trimester are invited to participate in a research study where they wear health monitors and answer questionnaires. Compensation provided.
Find more research studies at uihc.org/studies.
Events: Join us
- Film screening: ‘A Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal,’ 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City.
- UI Health Care Communication Training Program, Responding to Patient Harm: Tuesday, Dec. 13, to Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Staley East Room (Elevator F, Level 8).
Outside UI Health Care
CAMBUS partnered with company Spare to develop an app to allow for new services within a limited area and time frame, The Daily Iowan reports.
Holiday celebrations are starting to ramp up in eastern Iowa, and people in Johnson County got the chance to check out a holiday light show earlier this week, KCRG reports.
Relying on some well banked resiliency, a group of retired women—lovingly called the Dancing Grannies—is overcoming tragedy and loss after a driver plowed through a parade a year ago in a Milwaukee suburb, the Associated Press reports.
The No. 4 Iowa women’s basketball team was upset by Kansas State, 84–83, last night in Manhattan, Kansas, The Daily Iowan reports.
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