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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Today’s tip

Direct your patients to our COVID-19 hub for vaccine information.

Today's updates

Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday: Updates to staff entrances/exits

Keeping you in The Loop

Mike Brownlee: On leading UI Health Care and the state in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Flexing arms, big smiles, and happy tears are what you’ll likely see from those who have received a COVID-19 vaccination in one of UI Health Care’s vaccine clinics.

Resources available: What to do if someone in your home has COVID-19

While vaccinations are bringing hope to many Iowans, COVID-19 infections are still present in our community. Resources are available on what to do and what precautions to take if you or someone in your household has COVID-19.

Announcements

Social shout-out

“THANK YOU UIHC!!!! Way to step up and get these people vaccinated!!!!”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

UI Health Care—a four-time Magnet designated hospital for excellence in nursing careis one of more than 60 hospitals participating in Magnet4Europe: the U.S. Clinician Well-being Study and an international twinning hospital experience. 

The intent is to promote clinician well-being by studying U.S. Magnet hospitals and outcomes, while partnering with European hospitals to share experiences and help them become Magnet prepared. 

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 797 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,113 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 17 yesterday, 480 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 33 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 12% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 196 yesterday, 19,502 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 2 yesterday, 1,631 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 76 yesterday, 14,698 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 3 yesterday, 12,841 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at uihc.org/studies.

Events: Join us

Outside UI Health Care

University of Iowa pharmacy students practice jabs to get vaccine certification*

The training involves how to talk with patients who are hesitant to receive vaccinations, like the ones to fight COVID-19, The Gazette reports.

Work on new Iowa City Ped Mall project begins today

The goal is to revitalize the stretch of East College Street and allow smaller businesses to move in, KCRG reports.

Cedar Falls will conduct a city-wide cleanup week, in recognition of Earth Day

Starting Monday, April 19, residents are encouraged to join or create cleanup groups to pick up trash around the city, KWWL reports.

Las Vegas is set to come out of COVID-19 better than ever

The town has struggled like every other tourist destination during the pandemic but continues to reinvent itself in the face of adversity, CNN reports.

Milkowski shines in first season with Iowa softball

Freshman catcher Lindy Milkowski has already logged one home run and seven RBIs in 2020-21, The Daily Iowan reports.

*Subscription service, limited access


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