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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Today’s tip

Did you know that Employee Self-Service offers a name pronunciation tool?

Today's updates

Update: ILI Clinic to integrate into existing clinics starting next week 

New: Hospital Parking Ramp 2 maintenance begins tomorrow, please remove vehicles by 6 p.m. Friday

Keeping you in The Loop

Carrie Phillips: ‘Send me to Iowa City’

Carrie Phillips, RN, came to UI Hospitals & Clinics to pursue her love for digestive health. “In GI care, our work is always evolving. We’re always being taught new procedures, new techniques, and using new instrument tools and different products to do our jobs,” she says. 

Vaxx Facts: The COVID-19 vaccine and side effects

In the newest “Vaxx Facts” video, Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD, shares that you’re still protected from COVID-19 even if you didn’t experience side effects from the vaccination.

UI Carver College of Medicine commencement: Meet Colette Miller

Graduates of the UI Carver College of Medicine will celebrate virtual commencement ceremonies on May 14 and May 15. In our first student profile, we introduce you to Colette Miller, who will receive a master’s degree in clinical nutrition.


Social shout-out

“UI Hospitals and Clinics is doing an outstanding job in these difficult times. Thank you.”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

Today is the start of National Nurses Week, a time to express our thanks for everything our nurses do to change medicine and change lives.

Whether it is the pandemic or routine daily care, our nurses’ vital contributions help support the health and well-being of our communities.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 810 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,186 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 15 yesterday, 551 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 39 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 9% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 97 yesterday, 22,331 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 2 yesterday, 1,652 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 1 yesterday, 15,316 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 129 yesterday, 14,663 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s new

As part of the Epic Spring upgrade, users will be able to mark outside information as reviewed in the “Reconcile Outside Information” activity, without having to add or discard all information on a given tab.

Events: Join us

Outside UI Health Care

The Program Era Project: Limning the Iowa Writers’ Workshop’s literary influence

Loren Glass, UI professor and chair of English, leads the first computational investigation of the program next door, Iowa Now reports.

Illusionist to bring unique interactive performance to Hancher

Illusionist and mentalist Scott Silven will perform in an exclusive virtual experience that combines both his own experiences and audience interaction, The Daily Iowan reports.

A physician raised $500,000 and is sending oxygen tanks to help India battle its COVID-19 crisis

After seeing the devastation in India, people around the world are stepping up to lend a hand through grassroots efforts, CNN reports.

A fancy bottle of wine that went to space can be yours for perhaps a million dollars

For the adventurous wine connoisseur with a discerning palate there is a new frontier: space wine, NPR reports.

15-year-old suing Women’s Soccer League over age limit

Olivia Moultrie has been taking part in practices, but she isn’t eligible to play in official games until she turns 18, reports the Bleacher Report.

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