Noon News Print Header

Thursday, June 14, 2018

We are caring for 725 inpatients and have 3,733 outpatient visits today.

High: 82 Low: 68 Chance storms

High: 95 Low: 72 Mostly sunny

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

News: In The Loop

Health care in occupied Palestine

Two special guests from the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund joined The Short Coat Podcast crew last week to discuss the challenges and realities of working to provide health care within the confines of an occupied territory.

May hand hygiene trophies to 7JCP, housekeeping, 2JCP, and nursing students

The top hand hygiene performers for the month of May were:

  • Best performing unit: 7JCP, dialysis (100 percent)
  • Best performing job role: Housekeeping (100 percent)—featured in the photo
  • Most improved unit: 2JCP (11 percent increase)
  • Most improved job role: Nursing students (24 percent increase)


  • If you are tired more days than not following a fitful night’s sleep, your UI EAP has a free sleep program for you. Contact 319-335-2085 or
  • Nominate a faculty member for the 2019 Daryl and Nancy Granner Distinguished Mentor Award. Deadline is Tuesday, July 31.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Children ages 7 to 9 are invited to participate in a research study on brain development. Child must have at least one biological parent with alcohol issues. Compensation. Contact Cari Linkenmeyer at or 319-353-8520.

Outside UI Health Care

Get outside, see campus, make memories on the Walking Scavenger Hunt

The Walking Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by liveWELL, runs through Friday, Aug. 31, and encourages employees to walk all over campus for nine landmarks, earning points toward prizes at the Wellness Store, Iowa Now reports.

Iowa Medicaid director says privatization is saving the state money but questions linger

Iowa’s Medicaid director said today that the state is projected to save money under the privatized program this budget year, but he didn’t offer many details about how it’s cutting costs, CBS2 reports.

Proposal to split California into three states makes November ballot

California residents will get a chance to vote on a measure to divide into three separate states in the November general election, KCRG reports. 

Antarctica is melting three times as fast as a decade ago

Antarctica lost 219 billion tons of ice annually from 2012 through 2017—triple the melt rate from a decade ago, The New York Times reports.

There aren’t enough drivers to keep up with our delivery habit

With the rush to bring food to customers’ doorsteps, job postings for delivery drivers have tripled on in the past three years, The Chicago Tribune reports.

U.S. Open to begin today with high winds

The breeze is blowing in New York and is expected to gain momentum in today’s opening round of the U.S. Open, forcing the USGA to reconfigure its setup, GolfDigest reports.

Send announcements for Noon News to and see submission guidelines on The Loop. Produced by UI Health Care Marketing and Communications. Persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations in order to participate in programs at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics may discuss their needs with Concierge Services in advance at 356-1900.