We are caring for 748 inpatients and have 4,141 outpatient visits today.
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Broadcasts: Need to know
Pneumatic tube system interruption tonight
The pneumatic tube system will be shut down at 11 p.m. tonight for about 1 hour. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Due to significant traffic delays experienced yesterday along 9th Street, the City of Coralville is working with the construction firm to change the traffic pattern for today going forward.
News: In The Loop
Edward F. Bell, MD, has spent the majority of his career saving tiny lives at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The number of lives he has touched, directly or indirectly, is impressive and says much about his tireless devotion to his patients and their families as well as students, residents, and fellows.
The leading cause of death in those who suffer from refractory epilepsy has been a mysterious topic in the field, but now researchers—including our UI physicians—are working to shed light on the subject, The Daily Iowan reports.
In the late 1980s, a Cedar Rapids–based pharmacist got a call from a Midwestern physician he had helped train many years before, Iowa Now reports. During the call, the physician described his experience with an older woman who had come to his hospital.
Taylor Felker, MSN, RN, staff nurse on 2JCP, was recognized by a grateful patient, who said, “…Taylor helped me feel safe and well cared for.”
Events: Join us
- LGBTQ Safe Zone: Phase 1: 2 to 4 p.m. today, 4999 JPP (Elevator I, Level 4)
- Philanthropy Talk with Fran and Margaret McCaffery: 7 p.m. tonight, Iowa Memorial Union, Main Lounge
- Employee flu vaccination clinic: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1)
- Faculty Development Opportunity: Negotiation Skills Workshop, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Melrose Conference Room 1 and 2 (Elevator L, Level 5)
- Ethics Rounds: Physician Aid in Dying—What It Is and What It Isn’t, noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Melrose Conference Room 1 and 2, 51005 PFP (Elevator M, Level 5)
- Spiritual Services Living Peace Meditation: 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. tomorrow, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Meditation Room (Level 12)
- HR Advisory Board: Prioritize Your Workload: 2 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 8440 JCP
- Weather permitting, I-80 eastbound to I-380 northbound loop will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Friday morning, Oct. 18. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to exit 240, Coral Ridge Avenue.
- Nominations are now open for the Culturally Responsive Health Care Award. Nominations can be made for an individual or group who practices intentional culturally responsive health care. Deadline is Nov. 15.
- Interpreting Services has a new process for written translation requests. Please submit all requests in a Word document to TranslationService@healthcare.uiowa.edu.
Research volunteers invited
Find more research studies at uihc.org/studies.
- Women and their partners who are planning to pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment for infertility are invited to participate in a research study to investigate if participation in a psychoeducational group designed to educate patients on stress reduction and coping techniques as well as further information regarding IVF treatment and technology improves quality of life for fertility patients. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outside UI Health Care
A stretch of Interstate 680 in western Iowa will be renamed Interstate 880 to end confusion that officials say often occurs during flooding, KWWL reports.
New ACT section retakes and ‘superscoring’ create a ‘paradigm shift’ in the college admission process
Effective September 2020, ACT will offer students the option to retake individual subsections of their exam as part of a new “superscoring” method in hopes of better suiting student need, The Daily Iowan reports.
Cash-strapped WeWork, the office-sharing company that is trying to negotiate a financial lifeline, has a new problem that may prove costly, NPR reports.
The rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussions across all sports have gone down in recent years, but have increased in football games, CNN reports.
Melted scaffolding atop fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral will be removed “in the coming weeks” to allow restoration work to begin next year, ABC News reports.
Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2 hours 14 minutes 4 seconds, breaking the previous world record by 81 seconds, NPR reports.
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