Direct your patients to our COVID-19 hub for vaccine information.
Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday: Updates to staff entrances/exits
Keeping you in The Loop
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.
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.
- The Loop will be unavailable from 6 to 6:30 p.m. tonight.
- The Epic interface will experience a downtime at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow for approximately 15 minutes while system maintenance is performed.
- Do you know a UI Professional and Scientific or Merit employee who deserves recognition? Nominate them by May 5 for an employee award.
“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 care—is 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
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
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
Research volunteers invited
- Women that have delivered a baby in the past three years are invited to participate in a study investigating preeclampsia and future hypertension.
Find more research studies at uihc.org/studies.
Events: Join us
- All of Me Iowa Project “Sexual Health and Oncology”: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16.
- Hawkeyes Move for Marrow 5K: April 18-24. Proceeds benefit Iowa Marrow Donor Program.
- The Colorectal Cancer Screening and Polyp Surveillance Program will be conducting a pilot until June 30. Providers are encouraged to help educate their patients on the importance of screening.
Outside UI Health Care
The training involves how to talk with patients who are hesitant to receive vaccinations, like the ones to fight COVID-19, The Gazette reports.
The goal is to revitalize the stretch of East College Street and allow smaller businesses to move in, KCRG reports.
Starting Monday, April 19, residents are encouraged to join or create cleanup groups to pick up trash around the city, KWWL reports.
The town has struggled like every other tourist destination during the pandemic but continues to reinvent itself in the face of adversity, CNN reports.
Freshman catcher Lindy Milkowski has already logged one home run and seven RBIs in 2020-21, The Daily Iowan reports.
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