Remember the 3 Ws to keep safe and healthy: Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Watch your distance.
Today's COVID-19 Updates
C-19 adult inpatients: 12 yesterday, 303 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 14 to date
% positive C-19 tests: 7% yesterday, 13% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported): 2 yesterday, 245 to date
Telehealth screenings: 289 yesterday, 26,134 to date
Keeping you in The Loop
While giving his time to help out is not new for Research Manager Thomas Wong, his UI Health Care colleagues appreciate how he’s often first in line to give back.
Keona Mock is only four years old, but her life to this point has been a long journey, KCRG reports. Her family has spent years helping their daughter recover from life-threatening injuries. That recovery effort brought them to UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Congratulations to this month’s Helping Hands winner, Adolfo Garcia Sanchez, nursing assistant on 4RC. Garcia Sanchez was recognized for his compassionate care in ensuring all the care needs for a patient were met.
COVID-19 announcements and reminders
- The Blind Spots Reporting System now has a COVID-19 category for you to submit any COVID-19-related idea, request, concern, etc., to hospital leadership.
- MyChart rack cards have been updated to include telehealth information. Departments and clinics can purchase the new version through the UI Printing storefront.
Social shout out
“Thank you for our care AND for the care of the ones that are in need during the current crisis.”
–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong
We Stand Together
Why does Elizabeth Phillippi, research assistant, mask up?
“I wear my mask because the science is sound. Experiments show us again and again that a face covering is the best way to limit the spread of the virus. A mask protects the people around us and keeps our community safe.”
Post a picture of yourself wearing a mask (or shield) on social media and use the hashtag #MaskUpIA to show how you keep yourself and others safe. Or, email your photo to email@example.com and share why you #MaskUpIA.
Other news and updates
- DeGowin Blood Center summer blood drive: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, UI Old Museum of Art
- Zoom Meditations: Mindfulness Meditation, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. tomorrow
- The Carver College of Medicine is seeking nominations of MD students to be inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Gold Humanism Honor Society. Submit nominations by July 26.
- Can’t find your vehicle? Is your battery dead? The motorist assistance program by UI Parking and Transportation is offered year-round, on an as available basis. Call 319-335-8312.
Research volunteers invited
Find more research studies at uihc.org/studies.
- Parents and their infants under 6 months are invited to a research study at the UI Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Compensation. Contact Sleep Development Lab: 319-400-8540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outside UI Health Care
Iowa City residents will be required to wear masks beginning today, as many local government officials in Johnson County advocate for consistency to show unified support against COVID-19, The Daily Iowan reports.
Shelter House Iowa City launched its “Beat the Heat” fundraiser to help clients with rising air conditioning and water utility costs, CBS2 reports.
The yet-to-be named twins are the first births of the critically endangered species in the zoo since their 11-year-old father Bosco was born, Reuters reports.
Apple made a major commitment to fighting climate change today, announcing plans to be entirely carbon neutral by 2030, CNN reports.
Alex is set to compete against his older brother Carson at the Pinnacle Bank Championship at the end of the month, The Daily Iowan reports.
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