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Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022

Keeping you in The Loop

Why our surgical teams aren’t like what you see on TV

Surgery can be intense, or it can be routine. Maybe something doesn’t appear the same as it did on a pre-op scan. But for nurses like Janet Divelbiss, BSN, RN, CNOR, and Kate McLaughlin, MSN, RN, the unexpected is what makes the job so thrilling.

2022 Carver College of Medicine Creative Writing Anthology

The 2022 Carver College of Medicine Creative Writing Anthology includes the five winning entries to the college’s annual creative writing contest: poems by three students and one poem and one fictional work by faculty members.


Today's tip

Welcoming a non-patient related visitor? The process just got easier. You’ll just fill out a Qualtrics survey to share details of the visit and visitor. Please be sure to complete the survey at least 24 hours in advance of the visit.

In the spotlight

Did you know more than 41 million people are infected by the flu each year in the U.S. alone?

All employees and volunteers are required to participate in UI Health Care’s annual flu vaccination campaign. You must receive the influenza vaccine or decline it in ReadySet by this Friday, Dec. 2, to comply.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 808 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,512 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 24 yesterday, 1,665 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 208 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 22% yesterday, 35% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 46 yesterday, 15,879 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 17 yesterday, 7,244 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,790 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,693 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Events: Join us

Outside UI Health Care

Stuff the Trunk event helps collect essentials for young people aging out of foster care

The Junior League of Cedar Rapids and Foundation 2 Crisis Services hosted a Stuff the Truck Event yesterday to collect basic living items for young people who have aged out of foster care, Iowa’s News Now reports.

Holocaust survivors offered DNA tests to help find family

The New York-based Center for Jewish History is launching the DNA Reunion Project, offering DNA testing kits for free through an application on its website, the Associated Press reports.

Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab hailed as momentous breakthrough

The research breakthrough ushers in a new era of drugs to treat Alzheimer’s, BBC News reports.

French baguette gets UNESCO heritage status

There’s something to celebrate as UNESCO adds the baguette to its “intangible cultural heritage” list, BBC News reports.

US beats Iran 1–0 in must-win World Cup match

The U.S. beat Iran, 1–0, in a widely-watched match at the Qatar World Cup, keeping the American team’s dreams of redemption alive, NPR reports.

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