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Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

We are caring for 758 inpatients and have 4,455 outpatient visits today.

Broadcasts: Need to know

Mid-year salary adjustments announced for 2,750 employees

As more Iowans than ever seek care with UI Health Care, it is important that we recruit and retain the best talent. One factor in that is providing competitive salaries. Learn more about mid-year market adjustments being announced today for 2,750 employees.

Interface system maintenance on Oct. 31

HCIS will be performing system maintenance on the Cloverleaf interface system on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 9:30 p.m. to approximately 9:50 p.m. (20 minutes). The maintenance will cause a temporary pause to interfaces. Epic and other systems will continue to function normally.

Keeping you in The Loop

BeardUp! for men’s health in November

BeardUp in November to raise awareness of men’s health issues and support the UI Department of Urology Men’s Health Program. Win a trophy and brag to your friends!

Getting your flu vaccination? Don’t forget about ReadySet

Do you know how to record your participation in the flu vaccination campaign? ReadySet is here to help!

Grateful patient letter: ‘Even the delightful ticket-booth people made our time far less stressful’

“I could not miss the opportunity to let you and all the UI Hospitals & Clinics team know what a superb care experience we have had.”

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Did you know that Orchestra Iowa offers 15% off tickets in Zones 2–5 to all Orchestra Iowa concerts in the 2019–2020 season? Using the promo code BRAVO15, UI Health Care employees can take advantage of this discount when they purchase online, in-person, or by phone.
  • Did you know the Carver College of Medicine produces a literary journal exploring the confluence of art and medicine? The spring issue of The Examined Life Journal is now available for purchase online.
  • The COPE Team point of contact has transitioned from Chaplain Noelle Andrew to Chaplain Jeremy Hudson. The COPE Team is available to staff that have experienced a work-related event that may challenge their ability to cope. They can be reached at or by calling Jeremy Hudson 319-356-2758.
  • Planning to get a flu vaccine as a patient or with your family? With online scheduling and walk-in availability at many convenient locations, we’ve got you and your family covered this flu season!

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Health care providers are invited to participate in a study expanding access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders. Eligible clinicians will complete a free MAT training, which leads to a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat OUD. For details and registration, email

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City school district gets grant to monitor social media accounts

An eastern Iowa school district has secured federal grant funding to monitor students’ social media accounts for possible warning signs that students might harm themselves or their peers, KWWL reports.

Chicago teachers’ strike continues, leaving about 300,000 kids in limbo

Teachers and staff held a spirited rally and marched in downtown Chicago, CNN reports. Negotiations ended without the two sides reaching a deal.

Cutest hedgehog on the internet goes on epic adventures

Talitha Girnus created perhaps the most famous hedgehog account on the internet, which has 1.6 million Instagram followers, ABC News reports.

New tuberculosis treatment for developing countries to cost $1,040

A newly approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries, Reuters reports.

Apple unveils pricier AirPods Pro with new design and noise cancellation

The headphones have a new design, new features—including noise cancellation technology—and a higher price tag, CNN reports.

‘Field of Dreams’ promo featured during World Series

During the game, the MLB re-ran a promotion for the ‘Field of Dreams’ game that will take place August 2020 between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa, KWWL reports

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