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Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

We are caring for 752 inpatients and have 4,381 outpatient visits today.

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for January 14, 2020, for all updates and screenshots.


  • Updating ordering process for Ped Cath Lab procedures

Access and Revenue

  • Additional Defer Reasons added to referral work queues

Epic Education Resources

Keeping you in The Loop

Grateful patient letter: ‘Morganne went above and beyond’

A patient’s family recognized Morganne Pfaffle, BSN, RN, of the Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, for her compassionate and positive care.

Candidate for Stead Family Department of Pediatrics chair and department executive officer

The next candidate is Vikas R. Dharnidharka, MD, MPH, who will present “Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders: How a Rare Disease Can Teach Us More About Immunology, Cancer, Virology, and Genomics,” noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Pediatric Conference Center, 2415 JCP (Elevator F, Level 2).

Meet Yazan Hasan

Yazan Hasan, MBBS, has worn a lot of hats in his nearly 10 years at the UI, including resident, chief resident, hospitalist, and now second year fellow in the Gastroenterology Fellowship.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Commuter alert: Weather permitting, I-80 W to I-380 N ramp will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. tonight through Friday morning, Jan. 17.
  • The newborn nursery protocol will be live starting tomorrow. Newborn nursery providers will no longer be entering routine newborn orders for well newborn babies, including late preterm infants. This will be done by OB and newborn nursing.
  • Staff, faculty, and students can purchase their own copy of the new Evidence-Based Practice in Action or download the tools featured in the book by filling out this online form or contacting
  • Do you have one of our jumbo cards from the Project Thankful campaign? Please email with the location of the card so that we can arrange for them to be picked up.

Outside UI Health Care

UI liberal arts associate dean arrested weeks before appointment

UI officials said they were not aware newly-appointed associate dean for the arts and humanities Roland Racevski had been arrested for OWI and child endangerment at the time of his hire, The Daily Iowan reports.

Want to live to 100? Living in one of these 8 US cities will help

With excellent health care, walkability, and low cost of living, Iowa City rounds out the list of U.S. cities with the highest life expectancy, Parade reports.

Auto body shop gives tips on winter car care

An Iowa City auto shop provides tips on why some out-of-the-box remedies for icy windshields may actually harm vehicles, KWWL reports.

Deadly storms sweep through southern US, leaving at least 11 dead

Authorities say at least 11 people have died in severe storms across much of the U.S., bringing dangerous winds across the South and snow and ice to parts of the Great Plains and Midwest, NPR reports.

Chinese woman with mystery virus quarantined in Thailand

According to Reuters, a Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus, the first time it’s been detected outside China.

2019 NFL playoffs bracket reset: Schedule and previews for Titans-Chiefs, Packers-49ers

A conference championship and a trip to the Super Bowl will be on the line next Sunday as the Titans play the Chiefs and the Packers play the 49ers, ESPN reports.

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