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Monday, March 27, 2023

Keeping you in The Loop

Stumbling into the camaraderie of an employee club

Elizabeth Moore, MBA, RN, chose running as her personal pandemic project to relieve stress but she struggled with recurring injuries. Knowing there are resources available within UI Health Care, she had the idea to start an employee running club.

What to know about colon cancer, the 4th most common cancer

Saima Sharif, MD, MS, a medical oncologist with Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, recently spoke with KCRG about screening for colon cancer, recent changes in screening recommendations, and who may be most at risk.


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Today’s total inpatients: 732
Today’s total outpatient visits: 4,478

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s New

See the Epic Status Report for March 28, 2023, for all updates and screenshots.

Clinical Documentation

  • Other Patient Contacts Button in Communications Activity
  • Diagnosis Database Upgrade
  • Turning Off Nursing COVID BPA 3516
  • L&D Status Color Updates for L&D Grease Board Views
  • Image Capture on Video Visits

Access and Revenue

  • New/Updated Departments

Educational Resources

  • Epic Educational Resources
  • Epic Training Schedules

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Outside UI Health Care

A teacher at Lone Tree Community Schools was named the southeast Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year*

Jessica Howard—a business teacher from Lone Tree Community Schools—was nominated by a former colleague for the southeast Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year award, Iowa City Press-Citizen reports.

Cedar Rapids City Hall reopens following morning evacuation

The building closed for more than an hour this morning as police investigated a report of a “suspicious package,” KWWL reports.

Visitors will be able to walk on Westminster Abbey’s historic ‘coronation floor,’ but they’ll have to take their shoes off

The mosaic floor—a colorful and highly decorative work composed of marble, stone, glass, and metal—is the best surviving example of the inlay stonework known as “Cosmati,” CNN reports.

Iowa women’s basketball takes down Louisville in Elite Eight, breaks 30-year drought

The Hawkeyes are headed to the Final Four for the first time since 1993 following a win over Louisville last night, The Daily Iowan reports.

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