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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

We are caring for 720 inpatients and have 4,285 outpatient visits today.

High: 66 Low: 41 Sunny

High: 47 Low: 41 Rain

Broadcasts: Need to know

Surplus Roundup through April 30

A Surplus Roundup is being held through April 30 to round up old or unwanted office equipment at UI Hospitals & Clinics. Place a surplus sticker on your items. See details on The Loop, and call 319-356-2277 for stickers or questions.

News: In The Loop

Doc Dash 5K this Saturday, April 13

Lace up your shoes and get ready for this year’s Doc Dash 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 13! Proceeds support the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic and the UI Mobile Clinic.

Shelter from the storm: New unit cares for patients in psychiatric crisis

A young woman enters the room and chooses a reclining chair along the far wall. A nurse walks over, pulls up a chair, and begins asking questions: How are you feeling? What happened today? This is the Crisis Stabilization Unit at UI Hospitals & Clinics.

National Volunteer Week spotlight on Mary-Ellen Lewis

Today’s volunteer spotlight is on Mary-Ellen Lewis, a community volunteer who has volunteered over 2,300 hours at UI Hospitals & Clinics, currently volunteering in the SNICU Family Lounge.

JoEllen Browning, senior finance leader, passes away

JoEllen Browning, director of Operating Budgets for UI Health Care, passed away suddenly on April 5. The UI Employee Assistance Program is holding individual support sessions at HSSB this week.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Epic upgrade: Did you know? With the new Epic, specialties can now share sticky notes. The new blue sticky note will hold specialty comments about the patient. These notes can be edited by others who share the same specialty. Please add your name and the date when updating shared specialty comments.
  • Protect yourself as a student employee. As a UI student, you may be familiar with the threat of phishing—email scams that attempt to steal HawkID passwords and other sensitive info. Data shows that student employees’ HawkID accounts are compromised at higher rates than other students’ accounts. Take these steps to protect yourself.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Children ages 7 to 10 are invited to participate in a study to investigate how children learn to solve math problems. Email Andy at for details.

Outside UI Health Care

Journalism professor publishes new book on Writers’ Workshop

UI journalism professor David Dowling’s new book tells the tale of the eccentric Writers’ Workshop program and its authors from the post-World War II era to the digital age, The Daily Iowan reports.

Marion named Tree City USA Growth award recipient

The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources at the Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in West Des Moines, KWWL reports.

One more quiet day, then active weather the rest of the week

Plan on another nice day today with an area of low pressure affecting our area starting late tonight through Friday, with rain and possible snow to the north, KCRG reports.

Scientists test whether brain stimulation could help sharpen aging memory

Researchers are trying to understand why memory fades as we age and whether we can slow, or reverse, that decline, NPR reports.

Virginia’s redemption tour ends with first NCAA men’s basketball national title

The Cavaliers won the NCAA men’s basketball championship last night, a year after being the first No. 1 seed in tournament history to lose to a No. 16 seed, CNN reports.

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