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Monday, June 14, 2021

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University of Iowa athletic trainers: the workers who made sports possible*

Brad Floy, the head trainer for men’s basketball, worked for months to log thousands of COVID-19 tests across Iowa’s athletics department, The Gazette reports.

*Subscription service, limited access

Phone outage coming June 16-17; multiple locations affected

A number of UI Health Care phones will experience a 10-hour downtime from 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, until 6 a.m. Thursday, June 17, while upgrades are made. Find out if your phone is impacted and what to expect during the outage.

Hawkeyes provide vital anesthesia services in Iowa

In 1994, Geraldine Felton, EdD, FAAN, who was dean of the UI College of Nursing, and John Tinker, MD, then-chair of the UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Anesthesia, built a program that first awarded master’s degrees for nurse anesthetists. In 2010, the program began awarding the Doctor of Nursing Practice.


Today's tip

The University of Iowa offers an employee discount program for local and national businesses.

We Stand Together

We know there are many dedicated faculty and staff working at our main campus, community and outreach clinics, at home, and other locations that we don’t see, but you do. We want to collect and tell their stories, but we need your help.

You can pay it forward and recognize a peer so that we may share their story.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 738 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,188 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 6 yesterday, 614 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 41 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 0% yesterday, 13% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 14 yesterday, 23,818 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 0 yesterday, 1,668 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,447 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,282 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

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Outside UI Health Care

Iowa grandma reads bedtime stories to hundreds on Facebook

Grandma Bette of Ankeny goes through her favorite children’s books in her living room with colorful stuffed animals to set the stage. So far, she’s reached hundreds with her bedtime stories, KCRG reports.

Another hot week ahead, but humidity is much more pleasant

Summer has come full swing into eastern Iowa this past week with well-above-normal temperatures, CBS2 reports.

Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

Districts across the country are bracing for a supersized classes that will include more children who missed out on preschool and older classmates whose parents decided to wait an extra year because of the pandemic, KWWL reports.

Top dog! Pekingese named Wasabi wins Westminster show

A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show last night, notching a fifth-ever win for the unmistakable toy breed, NPR reports.

Novak Djokovic comes from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in thrilling French Open final

The victory takes Djokovic to 19 grand slam titles, just one shy of the all-time record jointly held by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, CNN reports.

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