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Monday, March 11, 2019

We are caring for 702 inpatients and have 4,502 outpatient visits today.

High: 38 Low: 21 Sunny

High: 45 Low: 38 Mostly sunny

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for March 12, 2019, for all updates and screenshots.

  • Epic Playground 3 available to practice in Epic 2018

Epic Education Resources

  • New and revised tip sheets, eLearnings, and “It’s Possible” videos for Epic 2018

News: In The Loop

Amy Hanson awaits a match in pediatrics

Amy Hanson, M4, realized medicine was where she was meant to be and pediatrics was her true passion. As Match Day approaches this Friday, Hanson excitedly awaits the news on where she’ll further her passion as a resident.

Staff spotlight: Emily Chasco

Emily Chasco, an assistant research scientist in internal medicine, serves as an analyst on multiple projects, from the TelePrEP program, which provides HIV preventive care to rural Iowans, to a patient portal project that improves engagement and adherence to treatments for depression.

Parent blog: Katelyn Kelch

Katelyn Kelch and her husband were visiting family when her water broke at 24 weeks. After spending 114 days in the NICU with their daughter, she says, “We were so happy our little girl was healthy and ready to go home, but we were so sad to leave everyone.”

Teams work together to lower risk of surgical site infections

Spearheaded by the Quality Improvement Program, a multidisciplinary team has been working to reduce the surgical site infection rate for patients needing colorectal surgeries or abdominal hysterectomies.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Influenza is spreading in our community. Take steps to protect our patients and each other: Read about preventing the flu, including steps all staff should take, as well as standard precautions and isolation practices for patient care staff.
  • Can’t find your vehicle? Is your battery dead? UI Parking and Transportation offers a motorist assistance program year-round, as available. Call 319-335-8312.
  • Staff may now pay with their ID badge at Bread Garden Café locations. If you’ve never used staff charge before, you must first set it up in Employee Self Service; under Payroll, click on Charging and Payroll Deduction.


Outside UI Health Care

UI grad student hopes to diversify jazz with programs for women

UI graduate student Toni LeFebvre has devoted her time and graduate education to diverting from the norm in a traditionally male music scene, The Daily Iowan reports.

Why the Iowa Supreme Court struck down the state’s Medicaid ban on transgender surgeries*

Transgender surgeries can range from $20,000 to $100,000, putting it out of reach of individuals who qualify for the assistance, The Des Moines Register reports.

State Department issues warning to spring break travelers to Mexico

All 31 states in Mexico currently have warnings in place, and five of them are listed as “do not travel” under the Mexico Travel Advisory, KCRG reports.

How much difference will Eli Lilly’s half-price insulin make?

Eli Lilly and Company, based in Indianapolis, is rolling out a half-price version of its insulin Humalog that will be sold as a generic, NPR reports.

Ethiopian Airlines crash is second disaster involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 in months

For the second time in less than six months, a brand-new Boeing aircraft has crashed just minutes into a flight, CNN reports.

Gustafson leads Iowa to first Big Ten tournament championship since 2001

Megan Gustafson scored 26 points in the first half and finished with 45 yesterday to lead No. 10 Iowa past No. 8 Maryland 90-76 for its first Big Ten tournament title since 2001, KCRG reports.

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