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Monday, May 3, 2021

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Celebrating UI Health Care’s Great Iowa Nurses

Each year, the 100 Great Iowa Nurses program asks for patients, coworkers, friends, and family members to nominate an outstanding nurse for recognition. Congratulations to our 22 outstanding nurses who received this prestigious recognition.

Charlton to lead study aimed at improving quality of rural cancer care

Mary Charlton, PhD, a member of the Holden Epidemiology and Population Science Program and associate professor in the department of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, has been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute, to improve cancer care quality in rural hospitals.

Welcoming new providers: April 2021

Join us in welcoming our three newest UI Health Care providers who began last month: Anne Daggett, ARNP; Mary Haas, DO; and Roy Zhou, MD.


Today's tip

The Woman’s Resource and Action Center provides confidential assistance for anyone with concerns about discrimination, harassment, or violence.

We Stand Together

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Test your stroke knowledge by taking our quiz.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 749 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,939 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 17 yesterday, 543 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 39 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 2% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 63 yesterday, 21,948 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 0 yesterday, 1,648 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 4 yesterday, 15,330 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 227 yesterday, 13,924 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for May 4, 2021, for all updates and screenshots.


  • New Inpatient MRI Order Depot and Updates to MRI Orders
  • Inpatient Nursing Assessment BPA for Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccine & Order for Providers
  • New BPA for Fully Vaccinated (COVID-19) Patients
  • Bright Futures Questionnaires will File to Flowsheets
  • Pre-procedure COVID-19 Testing Updates

Access and Revenue

  • Decentralizing Influenza Like Illness (ILI) Workflows
  • Removing Pre-Payment Requirement for COVID-19 Testing Related to Travel

Epic Education Resources

  • Inpatient MRI with Anesthesia – Anesthesia Provider
  • Inpatient MRI with Anesthesia – Provider
  • Inpatient MRI with Anesthesia – Clerk
  • Enter an External Colonoscopy Result
  • Placing Standing Orders
  • Episodes of Car

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Outside UI Health Care

After derecho, springtime especially busy for orchard, greenhouse

Over the last week, staff at Allen’s Orchard in Marion have planted about 1,000 trees, making up for losses suffered last August in the derecho, KCRG reports.

Cedar Rapids Bike Share Program to return May 7 with new addition

The system is available throughout downtown and surrounding districts like NewBo and the Czech Village, KWWL reports.

SpaceX-NASA astronauts returned from the International Space Station

The capsule made a parachute landing in the Gulf of Mexico, returning four astronauts from a record-setting mission, CNN reports.

An artist and a scientist take on the stigma of addiction

Both people found they had a lot in common, including a passion for art and brain science, NPR reports.

Tracking where Iowa draft picks, undrafted free agents landed after 2021 NFL Draft

Four former Iowa football players heard their names called during the 2021 NFL Draft, The Daily Iowan reports.

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