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Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

We are caring for 709 inpatients and have 4,054 outpatient visits today.

High: 57 Low: 45 Sunny

High: 56 Low: 41 Partly sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

Road construction near UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing

Starting today, until Friday, Nov. 22, the City of Coralville will be reducing traffic to one lane in each direction on 9th Street, which runs along the south side of the UI Health Care—Iowa River Landing building.

Partial internet interruption tomorrow

Beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, HCIS will be performing network maintenance that will result in brief network interruptions between in-house traffic and the outside internet. Epic sessions on hospital and clinic computers will not be affected.

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for Oct. 15, 2019, for all updates and screenshots.


  • Activating Influenza BPAs
  • New BPA group for newborn risk factors
  • GAD-7 screening tool filing to flowsheets from Welcome

Access and Revenue

  • New departments

Epic Education Resources

News: In The Loop

UI Health Care names chief growth officer

University of Iowa Health Care has named Timothy Y. Kan, MBA, MA, its first chief growth officer.

In case you missed it: Donor celebration

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital recognized the fundraising efforts by Carson King and the tens of thousands of people who donated to his campaign during a media event on Friday, Oct. 11. The $3 million gift will be dedicated to areas that support the greatest needs of our patients and families.

Project Art presents a new exhibit by artist Louise Kames

In this body of work, Louise Kames presents pastel drawings of organic imagery arranged in an iconic manner. The drawings offer the viewer timeless, meditative spaces that are a welcoming respite to patients and visitors at UI Hospitals & Clinics.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

Outside UI Health Care

T. Anne Cleary Walkway adds flashing lights to increase safety

New safety features are being added at intersections at the T. Anne Cleary Walkway in an effort to increase safety for pedestrians, The Daily Iowan reports.

Cedar Rapids breaks ground on the next phase of its flood control system

Fifteen months after securing $117 million in federal funding for its flood control system, Cedar Rapids held a groundbreaking ceremony for the first project paid for by that money, Little Village Magazine reports.

Death toll climbs after typhoon hits Japan

Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan over the weekend, dropping more than 35 inches of rain in some places and causing catastrophic flooding in communities in the region around Tokyo, NPR reports.

Economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn’t in the fight to reduce global poverty, the Associated Press reports.

Biles breaks gymnastics World Championships medals record

Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history, earning 24 medals, BBC reports.

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