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Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019

We are caring for 757 inpatients and have 4,266 outpatient visits today.

High: 74 Low: 53 Sunny

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Schedule your children’s primary care appointments from our website

Now you can use to schedule primary care visits with UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital pediatricians. This convenient new feature is available on multiple pages throughout our site to make it as easy as possible for you to schedule an appointment for your child.

Annual policy reminder on medical and PA students receiving care here

Residents and faculty should not supervise or evaluate the academic performance of any Carver College of Medicine student for whom they have provided health care, including psychological care, and other medical/PA students should not be involved in the student’s care.

News: In The Loop

Achieving the unexpected

When a group of nurses attended a bone marrow transplant conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, they had no idea that the information they were about to learn would so dramatically change the way they work.

Study finds rural Iowans less likely to receive guideline-recommended cancer care

Mary Charlton, an associate professor with the UI College of Public Health and Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center research member, said hospitals that are accredited by the Commission on Cancer are linked to better outcomes for cancer patients, Iowa Public Radio reports.

Events: Join us

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  • Call the Patient Access Center at 2-1095 to accelerate follow-up clinic appointments for patients who need them prior to discharge and within a tight time frame.
  • Can’t find your vehicle? Is your battery dead? The motorist assistance program by UI Parking and Transportation is offered year-round, on an as available basis. Call 319-335-8312.

Research volunteers invited

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  • UI staff nurses, APNs, and nurse leaders employed in direct patient care departments are invited to participate in research about quality improvement. Go to or contact

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City on a roll with bike share agreement

The Iowa City City Council passed a resolution to sign a contract with Gotcha Mobility LLC that would allow the company to offer bike sharing in Iowa City, The Daily Iowan reports.

Target to open small-format store in downtown Iowa City by summer 2020

College students at the UI will easily be able to walk to a TargetExpress along Washington Street in Iowa City by the end of next summer, KCRG reports.

Walmart curbs ammunition sales, calls for stronger background checks

Walmart is dramatically cutting back sales of ammunition and asking shoppers to refrain from openly carrying firearms in its stores, NPR reports.

After months of protests, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam has finally fully withdrawn a controversial bill that allowed extradition to mainland China and sparked three months of dramatic protests in the financial hub, CNN reports.

Contreras, Zobrist return as Cubs beat Mariners

Catcher Willson Contreras was activated from the injured list and homered in the first at-bat of his return to the starting lineup against the Seattle Mariners, ESPN reports.

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