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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Today's updates

Vaccine update: FDA and CDC lift pause on the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine

Keeping you in The Loop

Inside the MSCU: A team-oriented approach to care

Though most people don’t choose to be in the hospital, employees like Jason Johnson, nursing assistant in the Medical Surgical Cardiology Unit (MSCU) make each patient’s stay easier.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center receives fourth renewal from the National Cancer Institute

UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center has received its fourth renewal as a comprehensive cancer center from the National Cancer Institute. The designation is for a five-year period and includes $12.5 million to support cancer research.

Celebration event today to honor Carver College of Medicine faculty

Fifteen UI Carver College of Medicine faculty members will be honored for their work as scientists, scholars, and educators at a special event held virtually at 3:30 p.m. today.


Social shout-out

“Very proud of University of Iowa Hospital! Thanks to all the hardworking health care professionals!”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

UI Health Care interpreter Adrián Silva has seen firsthand the pain COVID-19 can cause. That’s why he received his COVID-19 vaccine.

In this video, Silva says, “For everyone that’s important to you, get vaccinated.”

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 775 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,023 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 15 yesterday, 522 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 39 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 7% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 228 yesterday, 21,376 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 1 yesterday, 1,642 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 3 yesterday, 15,314 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 214 yesterday, 13,173 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s coming

  • When routing a patient call or prescription refill message, you will be able to direct responses back to a pool so that the message’s follow-ups can be resolved more quickly, as part of the Epic Spring upgrade.

Research volunteers invited

  • Non-smokers are invited to participate in a research study comparing lung imaging and the effects of Sildenafil of non-smokers with that of smokers. Four visits. Compensation. Contact 319-356-1810 or

Find more research studies at

Events: Join us

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City looking for input on new Pedestrian Mall playground

City leaders are seeking input on designs for the proposed new playground, KCRG reports.

Cedar Rapids rally addresses what it means to be an ally in the fight for social justice

Speakers said there’s been progress, but more work must be done, Little Village Magazine reports.

USDA moves to feed millions of children over the summer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it’s expanding a pandemic program into the summer to help families pay for meals their children won’t get in school, NPR reports.

This is how a thunderstorm produces a tornado

While great strides have been made in the study of tornadoes, there’s still much we don’t know, CNN reports.

Jordan Bohannon returning for sixth and final season with the Hawkeyes

Bohannon is eligible for one more year of collegiate basketball due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KWWL reports. 

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