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Monday, Nov. 25, 2019

We are caring for 744 inpatients and have 4,314 outpatient visits today.

Broadcasts: Need to know

Epic 2019 upgrade drop-in sessions for nursing and ancillary staff

Nursing Informatics will be hosting drop-in sessions for inpatient and outpatient nursing and ancillary staff in support of the Epic upgrade occurring on Dec. 7. The drop-in sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 5, in E178 GH (Elevator BE, Level 1).

Keeping you in The Loop

Get a thank you, give a thank you

Who are you grateful for? Want to say thanks? That’s the idea behind Project Thankful, a new tradition within UI Health Care. During this season of gratitude, we’re giving you simple ways to thank your colleagues and work friends for the work they do every day.

Top 4 FAQs on free patient parking

You heard right: Free patient parking and more affordable passes for our patients’ visitors are coming to UI Hospitals & Clinics on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Here are the most common questions we’ve received since we made the announcement last week.

Medical student balances school and writing

While medical school is already a mountain to climb for third-year medical student Claire Castaneda, she has an added challenge: she writes. But if you ask her, she’ll tell you that her writing isn’t work at all.

How the world’s most premature twins have defied the odds to celebrate their first birthday

“Miraculous.” That’s the word Jonathan M. Klein, MD, used to describe the one-year birthday celebrations of Keeley and Kambry Ewoldt, the world’s most premature twins, born at the University of Iowa.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • The air-handling unit serving radiology on 3 JCP will be down today from 6 to 10 p.m. All infection control will be in place, along with negative air machines and air conditioning units as needed.
  • Online delivery is a fast and secure way for UI employees to receive their year-end W-2 form. Set your delivery preference in Employee Self Service; preferences are saved from year to year.
  • Construction will be taking place in the Fountain Lobby area beginning tonight at 6 p.m. and extending through 6 a.m. tomorrow. During this time, the hallway through this area will be narrowed.

Outside UI Health Care

UI researchers say many farming-related injuries are under reported

A new UI study shows more than 80% of farm-related injuries are under-reported, KCRG reports.

Three big storms to bring snow, rain, and headaches to Thanksgiving week

A record number of travelers will be dealing with three storms nationwide that will add to the holiday stress, CNN reports.

Flu season is picking up, particularly in the South and the West, CDC says

Flu activity is picking up across the country, indicating an earlier start to this year’s flu season, particularly in the South and in the West, NBC News reports.

Historic German museum looted of millions of dollars worth of valuables in possible record heist

The burglars are said to have stolen historical jewelry, diamonds, and gems that amount to millions of dollars in loss and damages, ABC News reports.

Hawkeyes down Illini in Kinnick finale

Iowa football ended Illinois’ four-game winning streak on Saturday by picking up a victory in its last game in Kinnick in 2019, The Daily Iowan reports.

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