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Monday, April 19, 2021

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Burn Center Outpatient Clinic: Treatment to promote healing

While Lynn Glass, RN, BSN, primarily cares for burn patients attending follow-up appointments, the Burn Center Outpatient Clinic also assists with inpatient care, as well as treating burn patients from the Emergency Department.

State health officials: UK COVID-19 variant ‘likely’ dominant strain in Iowa

According to Jorge Salinas, MD, getting vaccinated and continuing safety practices is important to protect ourselves and others against all COVID-19 variants, KWWL reports.


Today's tip

View and share this video (en Español) about why it’s important to talk to your loved ones about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

We Stand Together

It’s National Volunteer Week, and although most volunteers have not been on-site due to the pandemic, we can show them how much they are missed and appreciated by posting a picture and a message to the Volunteer Services Kudoboard.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 722 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,207 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 17 yesterday, 494 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 35 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 12% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 90 yesterday, 20,185 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 1 yesterday, 1,634 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,164 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 12,870 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s New

See the Epic Status Report for April 20, 2021, for all updates and screenshots.


  • Consent for Operation or Procedure Available to Nursing and LIP Users Under More Activities
  • Additional Event Notifications

Access and Revenue

  • Displaying Reinstated Orders on Appointment Request Workqueues
  • Added New Payor ID and Benefit Plans
  • Updating Patient Demographics Form

Epic Education Resources

  • Set the Notify PCP Preference
  • Welcome Workflows for Clerical Staff
  • Arriving a New Patient
  • Arriving an Anonymous Patient
  • Arriving an Established Patient
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Scheduling

Events: Join us

Outside UI Health Care

Grant to help UI food pantry expand culturally diverse offerings

The funding will be used to create a greater variety of produce in the refrigerators and expand what is available on the shelves, KCRG reports.

Longtime Iowa City Community School District administrator to take service overseas

After serving Iowa City students for 21 years, Gregg Shoultz will retire from the district to help lead the American International School of Abuja, The Daily Iowan reports.

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity successfully completed its historic first flight

The chopper autonomously flew through the thin Martian atmosphere, with no help from its teams on Earth, CNN reports.

Europe’s top soccer teams announce new ‘Super League’

A battle is brewing between Europe’s top soccer clubs and their governing bodies—one that could cost billions of dollars in television rights payments alone, NPR reports.

Iowa men’s golf wins 2021 Hawkeye Invitational

The team held a six-shot lead heading into yesterday’s finale, but mid-round struggles shrunk the margin, The Daily Iowan reports.

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