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Today's COVID-19 Updates
C-19 adult inpatients: 15 yesterday, 290 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 14 to date
% positive C-19 tests: 7% yesterday, 13% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported): 6 yesterday, 239 to date
Telehealth screenings: 354 yesterday, 24,381 to date
Keeping you in The Loop
Patrick Hartley, MB, was well aware of the complications of COVID-19, but never imagined he would need to turn to his coworkers for help as a patient.
Every day at noon, David Link sets his thumbs on a little rectangular device about half the size of a credit card. Within 30 seconds, the device sends a message to his smartphone telling him if his heart is beating normally.
Reimagined PowerPoint templates with helpful pre-built graphic assets and a redesigned uihc.org site mark the next steps in UI Health Care’s branding refresh.
COVID-19 announcements and reminders
- If patients are concerned about possible COVID-19 symptoms, they may call 319-384-9010 or schedule a video visit through MyChart. Employees should call the University Employee Health Clinic at 319-356-3631.
- Did you know that you can help keep our campus safe by using a new, disposable cup when grabbing a drink at a water fountain or cooler? Help encourage others to do so as well by downloading a sign found on our We Stand for Safety Hub.
Social shout out
“UIHC saved my dad’s life. I’ll be masked up for him and you!!!”
–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong
We Stand Together
“Kristen Milton starts her day disinfecting our laboratory and breakroom surfaces. She is very mindful of staff workspace and if there is a change in that workspace, i.e., if another staff member has worked in that particular area, Kristen wipes down the surfaces again! At the end of the day she takes care of the common touch areas before she leaves for the day. Kristen is a very conscientious employee and her diligence helps the rest of the staff stay safe.”
Other news and updates
- The UI DeGowin Blood Center is in need of platelet donors. Contact the UI DeGowin Blood Center at 356-2058 or visit uidegowinbloodcenter.org to schedule an appointment.
- TV Bingo for adult patients will be broadcast on channel 117 at 1:45 p.m. today. Please encourage patients to tune in to play and win prizes.
- The Wild Rose Gift Shop will be hosting an overnight shopping event from 2 to 4 a.m. Thursday, July 16. The proceeds generated will support programs that benefit patients and their families through Volunteer Services.
- The pandemic. The economy. Our jobs. Our families. Sometimes we just need a listening ear. Beginning Thursdays on July 16, visit with Chaplain Christine Wagner-Hecht from 11 a.m. to noon and Chaplain Mark Comer from noon to 1 p.m. in the Marketplace Dining Room.
- In order to serve the health care needs of our UI employee family, we have worked diligently to ensure UIChoice and UISelect members can get care easier and faster.
- Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors (13-39) are invited to participate in a study testing the effect of a mobile health physical activity intervention. Participation involves one 30 minute testing session, wearing a small physical activity monitor daily for 7 weeks, and interacting with our mobile health program. Compensation is provided in the form of a free FitBit used during the study. Complete this questionnaire if interested.
Outside UI Health Care
The Iowa City Community School District board voted unanimously to approve a motion that would begin the year with an online learning model, KCRG reports.
People traveling from Iowa and Oklahoma to Chicago will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines starting Friday, KCRG reports.
Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century, BBC reports.
Despite its limited resources and classification as a low-income country by the World Bank, Rwanda has vowed to identify every coronavirus case, NPR reports.
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