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Monday, April 12, 2021

Keeping you in The Loop

An inside look at the Show of Support team

Diffusing potentially turbulent situations inside the hospital is one of the most delicate challenges some UI Health Care employees face. One way that challenge is made easier is by using the Show of Support team.

Holm receives national recognition for veterans care

Adrian Holm, DO, clinical associate professor in gastroenterology and hepatology for UI Health Care and section chief for gastroenterology at the Iowa City VA Health Care System, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Mark Wolcott Award for Excellence in Clinical Care Delivery.

Board of Regents announces schedule for UI president finalist open forums

Four finalists for the next University of Iowa president will visit campus over the next three weeks and will participate in open forums. Live video streaming of all open forums will be available.


Today's tip

Stay safe in the community by choosing low-risk activities and masking up.

We Stand Together

Carolyn Laxson, MA, RN, CCTC, a nurse clinician in the UI Heart and Vascular Center, recently received 25 red roses from a heart transplant patient. The roses represent the patient’s 25th transplant anniversary.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 736 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,152 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 16 yesterday, 477 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 33 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 14% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 103 yesterday, 19,065 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 1 yesterday, 1,627 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 14,483 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 12,794 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for April 13, 2021 for all updates and screenshots.


  • Epic Interface System Maintenance at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, for 15 minutes


  • New Inpatient BPAs for Janssen COVID Vaccine
  • Update to MyChart View Graph of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) Score
  • Blood Order Standardization
  • Epic Native Video Supports Multi-Party Visits
  • Expansion of Epic Native Video Visits to Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC)
  • Added MyChart Successful Video Visits Metric to Dashboards for UICC Sites

Access and Revenue

  • New Workers Compensation Work Queue

Epic Education Resources

Events: Join us

Outside UI Health Care

Guowei Qi becomes fifth Churchill Scholar from UI

After four years at the University of Iowa, Guowei Qi will attend the University of Cambridge to conduct research as one of 17 Churchill Scholars in the nation, The Daily Iowan reports.

What to do if you are a victim of unemployment fraud

Experts say everyone should be on alert, keep an eye out for signs of fraud, protect themselves online, and take proactive steps if they have been victimized, We Are Iowa reports.

Protests erupt in Minneapolis suburb after deadly officer-involved shooting

The death of the man, identified by family as Daunte Wright, and ensuing unrest, came in the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial for the killing of George Floyd, CBS News reports.

White House convenes summit to address supply shortage crippling auto plants

A lack of semiconductors threatens many industries, hitting auto makers especially hard, NPR reports.

How Hideki Matsuyama ended his and Japan’s long wait for a Masters champion

In yesterday’s final round of the 85th Masters at Augusta National, Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to win one of golf’s majors, ESPN reports.

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