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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

We are caring for 783 inpatients and have 3,739 outpatient visits today.

High: 81 Low: 63 Partly sunny

High: 79 Low: 64 T-storms likely

Broadcasts: Need to know

Leadership Excellence Training Series (LETS) for current supervisors

This new five-session series begins Thursday, Sept. 5, and is open to UI Health Care supervisors. The deadline to apply is today. Space is limited.

News: In The Loop

Helping Hands Award given to Isaiah Rodriguez, nursing assistant on 4JPP

Isaiah Rodriguez stepped in to translate for a patient who was in respiratory distress: “He was calm and professional and did an amazing job keeping the patient informed during such a scary and stressful time.”

9-month-old Jaylee thrives on LVAD

At 9 months old, Jaylee Bartleson was attached to a life support device while she waited for a new heart. For most patients, the device—a mechanical pump that helps the heart pump blood, called a left ventricle assist device (LVAD)—would require bed rest. Keeping Jaylee still wasn’t an option though, according to her mom, Kelli Bartleson.

Events: Join us

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  • HCIS will perform system maintenance on the Cloverleaf Interface System today from 9:30 p.m. until approximately 9:40 p.m. (10 minutes). The maintenance will cause a temporary pause to Interfaces. Epic and other systems will continue to function normally.
  • The Kinnick Stadium sound system will be used as crowd noise at football practice today from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., which will be heard from the hospital.
  • Congratulations to the units and job roles that achieved 100% hand hygiene compliance for the week of Aug. 4 to 10: 2RCW2, CVICU, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Level 11, lab, med tech, medical assistant, medical student, resident, respiratory therapy, and social work.
  • TIAA financial consultants are available to meet at multiple UI Hospitals & Clinics locations. Go to or call 800-732-8353 to schedule your individual meeting.

Research volunteers invited

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  • The College of Pharmacy Dermatology Lab seeks volunteers ages 18 to 50 who identify as American/Black to participate in a study on skin repair. Compensation. Complete this survey to begin participation:

Outside UI Health Care

Designing the Lego digital experience

Alumnus Bret Schafbuch’s experiences at the University of Iowa—specifically, the chance to study abroad—laid the foundation for a successful career at the iconic toy company’s headquarters in Denmark, the UI reports.

Eastern Iowa bowling alley a total loss after fire

Firefighters are working to figure out what started a fire at a bowling alley in Cascade early this morning, KCRG reports.

Hy-Vee investigating possible theft of customer credit card information

Hy-Vee is investigating a suspected data breach after “recently detecting unauthorized activity on some of our payment processing systems,” Little Village reports.

Liver disease related to obesity and diabetes rising in US

The only liver disease becoming more widespread in the U.S. is one driven by obesity and diabetes, even as other types of liver disorders linked to drinking or hepatitis are becoming less common, Reuters reports.

Microsoft warns Windows 10 users to update immediately

Microsoft is warning Windows 10 users to update their operating system immediately because of two “critical” vulnerabilities, CNN reports.

Game over: Middle-class and poor kids are ditching youth sports

The rising cost of playing sports, coupled with rising economic inequality, is increasingly leading poor and even middle-class families to hang up their cleats, CBS News reports.

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