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Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

We are caring for 689 inpatients and have 4,427 outpatient visits today.

High: 35 Low: 27 Sunny

High: 43 Low: 30 Mostly cloudy

Broadcasts: Need to know

Parking pass changes to go into effect tomorrow

Two major parking changes are going into effect tomorrow: Free patient parking (with a Patient Parking Pass) and more affordable multi-day passes for our patients’ visitors (with a Visitor Parking Pass Booklet).

Please note the self-serve pay-in-lane stations (that you see while leaving the ramps) will not be functional tomorrow; we will let people know when these are functional.

News: In The Loop

Project Thankful: Sydney Sedivec thanks Shelly Searles

A recent situation at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing prompted Sydney Sedivec, medical assistant, to take time to thank Shelly Searles, paramedic, for her can-do attitude.

Map of protein modification sites may reveal antimicrobial targets

Researchers at the UI Carver College of Medicine and the VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology in Belgium are investigating a poorly understood mechanism used by the immune system to fight infections.

Student Leader Board volunteer spotlights

Between managing nearly 800 student volunteers, coordinating trainings, and administering volunteer schedules to their units, members of the Student Leader Board stay busy. Here’s a look at a few members of the 2019–2020 Student Leader Board.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • The Epic upgrade on Dec. 7 will include a vertical “Storyboard” which will eliminate the horizontal Patient Identification Line. To learn more, review “Storyboard Overview” and “Storyboard PPT–Clinical Roles” on the Epic upgrade site.
  • Commuter alert: There will be overnight closures of Interstate 380 tomorrow evening beginning at 7 p.m.
  • “Warm the Sole” sock drive is now on Level 1 near Elevator E. Buy an extra pair of socks while you’re out shopping and donate them for local nonprofits.
  • Did you know that the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Safety Store offers a wide variety of low-cost child safety products? With any purchase of more than $25 between Dec. 2 and 20, you’ll be registered to win an UppaBaby Minu Stroller.

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City Hands Jewelers stands five generations strong

The Nusser family has lived and breathed the jewelry business for over 100 years, The Daily Iowan reports.

Iowa’s Ride announces route for its inaugural cross-state event

Iowa’s Ride, the new cross-state cycling event started by former RAGBRAI employees, announced the route for its inaugural ride, Little Village Magazine reports.

The only Thanksgiving leftovers guide you need

For many, leftovers are easily the best part of the entire holiday, CNN reports.

Saudi surgeon completes 48th procedure to separate conjoined twins

Abdullah al-Rabeeah, a pediatric surgeon and adviser to the Saudi Royal Court, has spearheaded a program that separates conjoined twins from around the world, ABC News reports.

No. 1 Iowa wrestling sweeps ranked matchups, tops No. 6 Wisconsin

In its five ranked matchups, top-ranked Iowa took home five wins for a dominant win over No. 6 Wisconsin, The Daily Iowan reports.

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