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Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

We are caring for 763 inpatients and have 4,123 outpatient visits today.

High: 46 Low: 36 Rain

High: 39 Low: 26 Windy

Broadcasts: Need to know

Adult Satellite Pharmacy relocation to 7 Boyd Tower

All Adult Satellite (4 JP) Pharmacy services are being relocated to 7 Boyd Tower (Room 7034) as of today. Contact information will not change.

News: In The Loop

Project Thankful: Amy Beckmann thanks Haylee Latta

When a new gene therapy was needed, Haylee Latta stepped up to help out the team. In this week’s Project Thankful spotlight story, Amy Beckman takes time to say “thanks.”

Five steps to a stress-free Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings family and friends together. But it also can bring stress—from turkey troubles to travel woes—making the day less enjoyable. UI dietitian Alexandra Schmidt, RD, shares her tips for alleviating some of the stress a holiday meal can bring.

Finding the flowers

Norma Feldmann, BSN, RN, of the Respiratory Specialty Care and Palliative Care Unit, found some flowers for a patient and in return was given some flowers of her own as this month’s DAISY Award winner.

Cullen selected as a Distinguished Evidence-Based Practice Trailblazer

Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, has been selected as one of the inaugural Distinguished Evidence-Based Practice (EPB) Trailblazer Award recipients, recognizing pioneers of the EBP movement in the U.S.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.



  • What’s the best kind of Thanksgiving for Suresh Gunasekaran, CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics? Find out in his latest post on LinkedIn.
  • Reminder: Consent for Operation or Procedure forms have been updated to ensure compliance with all regulatory bodies. Forms that have already been signed for future procedures will not be honored after Dec. 1, 2019. After Dec. 1, a new consent form will be required.
  • Concrete repair work will occur from 9 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow on Hospital Loop Dr. near Hawkins Dr. Traffic leaving the hospital will be reduced to one lane.
  • Weather permitting, the I-80 westbound to I-380 northbound ramp will be closed at 10 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. Westbound traffic will be detoured to Exit 237 (Tiffin exit).
  • No Noon News: Noon News will not publish this Thursday or Friday due to the holiday. But don’t worry; we’ll be back in your inbox again Monday morning.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Subjects between ages 40 and 70 with Type 2 diabetes are invited to participate in a research study where they undergo vascular function testing following eight weeks of dietary nitrate supplementation. Study requires seven separate visits on weekday mornings. Compensation. Contact 319-335-9808 or

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City Fire Department offers advice prior to Thanksgiving meal prep

Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, KCRG reports.

Showers arrive this afternoon, very strong wind tonight into tomorrow

An incoming system from the southwest will bring rain and high winds today and tomorrow, KCRG reports.

Man dies after being licked by his dog and contracting rare infection

The previously healthy man’s infection was caused by capnocytophaga canimorsus, a bacterium that is commonly found in the mouths of dogs and cats, CNN reports.

Albania is rocked by 6.4-magnitude earthquake, killing at least 16

A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Albania’s central coast overnight, killing at least 16 people, damaging buildings, and triggering aftershocks across the Balkan Peninsula, NPR reports.

NASA has found sugar in meteorites that crashed to Earth

Meteorites that crashed into Earth billions of years ago contain sugars, lending support to the idea that asteroids may hold some of the ingredients to life, CNN reports.

Duncan named finalist for Lou Groza Award

The recognition keeps pouring in for Iowa’s record-breaking kicker, The Daily Iowan reports.

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