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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

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UI Heart and Vascular Center unveils new state-of-the-art cardiac labs

UI Heart and Vascular Center is increasing patient access to its cardiac catheterization (cath) services by adding two new procedure labs as well as updating existing ones. The new cath labs are outfitted with the most advanced technology in the state.

2023 Culturally Responsive Health Care Award honorees announced

Emergency medicine physician Marina Del Rios, MD, MS, and the Interpretation and Translation Services team are the recipients of the 2023 Culturally Responsive Health Care Awards.

Video replay: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture

Missed yesterday’s lecture? Watch a replay of the full Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture, delivered by Donald Warne, MD, MPH, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health.


Tip of the day

The Program of Hospital Epidemiology has created a comprehensive webpage for employees to access resources and information regarding infection prevention.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 809 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,845 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 15 yesterday, 107 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 2 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 20% yesterday, 21% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 16 yesterday, 325 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 5 yesterday, 7,573 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,794 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,670 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

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Outside UI Health Care

ATMs mysteriously dumped behind Des Moines apartment complex

Des Moines police are investigating how 11 ATMs—with all the money missing—have ended up behind an apartment complex on the southeast side of Des Moines, KCCI reports.

The lights have been on at a Massachusetts school for more than a year because no one can turn them off

A Massachusetts high school has been lit up around the clock because the district can’t turn off the roughly 7,000 lights in the sprawling building, NBC News reports.

Coffee pod carbon footprint better for planet than filtered brew

New research conducted by the University of Quebec in Canada suggests that pods may not be as wasteful as preparing coffee using a traditional coffee maker, BBC News reports.

Iowa women’s basketball pulls through against Michigan State

The tenth-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team edged out an 84–81 win against Michigan State in overtime, Hawkeye Sports reports.

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