Keeping you in The Loop
Eric Garcia has had quite the year after overcoming COVID-19. He used his experience as motivation to help others, joining the Regeneron clinical trial team through UI Health Care.
Pat Winokur, MD, principal investigator for UI Health Care’s Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial, says the temporary pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is actually a sign that our system is functioning properly, The Gazette reports.
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Welcome to Kimberly D. Hunter, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, who begins today as chief nursing executive at UI Hospitals & Clinics.
- Epic interface system maintenance tonight at 9:30 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes.
- Beginning tomorrow until Friday, April 23, the Marketplace will only be accessible through the back entrance of the Fountain Dining Room (Elevators B and C, Level 1).
- Epic Caboodle, Clarity, and Reporting Maintenance: April 20 and 21
- Reminder: You’re required to complete an “Annual Disclosure of Outside Professional Activities and Interests” by April 30.
Learn how to bridge the stock shortfall of ChloraPrep applicators due to the 3ml voluntary recall.
We Stand Together
In this video from WorldCanvass, Claudia Corwin, MD, MPH—and other physicians, researchers, and advocates for Iowa’s most vulnerable populations—addresses public health and the pandemic, the needs of marginalized populations, and the challenge of vaccine hesitancy.
By the numbers
Total inpatients: 794 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,931 today
C-19 adult inpatients: 13 yesterday, 482 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 33 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 11% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 174 yesterday, 19,676 to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 1 yesterday, 1,632 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 166 yesterday, 14,864 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 1 yesterday, 12,842 to date
Outside UI Health Care
Mayor John Lundell’s updated order requires residents to continue wearing a face covering over the nose and mouth when in a public place and not able to socially distance, KWWL reports.
Believing that education is the key to equitable health care, UI College of Nursing alumna Lynette Cooper returns to teach, Iowa Magazine reports.
Flags were planted to honor Smith, a member of the Iowa State Patrol who was killed on the job last Friday, KCRG reports.
The announcement is the latest in a string of pledges by financial institutions to help the world pivot toward a cleaner energy future, CNN reports.
The No. 2 ranked Iowa field hockey team is looking for a win against No. 8 Northwestern to secure second place in the Big Ten, The Daily Iowan reports.
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