Staff & Patient Safety Stories
Published on 6/17/2020

Send a safety shout-out, read employee and patient stories on safety, view photos of safety in action, and more.

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Safety shout-out

Do you know a colleague who leads the way with safety? Someone who you want to give a little recognition for always wearing a face covering? A social distancing champion?

Send a Safety shout-out!

Simply copy the image above to your desktop (right-click or control-click and save, or drag to your desktop), and then drag it into an email to send to your safety-conscious coworkers.

You can also nominate a colleague to receive a little extra recognition in Noon News, just email their name and why you think they deserve a safety shout-out (in 50 words or fewer) to

Faculty and staff safety stories

  • It’s kind to remind: How to kindly help others follow our safety practices

    How do you nicely tell someone that they’re standing a bit too close Or wearing their mask below their nose It can feel awkward or uncomfortable You might just not know what to say But it’s kind to remind A gentle (or humorous) reminder of our safety practices is a way to show that you…more
  • Are you patient-ready? Preparing for The Joint Commission

    We recognize the name, but who exactly is The Joint Commission And what do they do (more…)more
  • A parent’s guide to safe trick-or-treating

    Whether your child’s costume is cute or creepy, trick-or-treating often means fun for the entire family Pam Hoogerwerf, program manager for Pediatric Injury Prevention and Community Outreach at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, provides some simple tips to make sure your trick-or-treating experience is a safe one Receiving your annual flu vaccination and…more
  • Three people sit around a conference room table, all wearing masks and socially distanced.

    Answers to your question on in-person meetings and gathering safely

    During the time of COVID-19, it’s easy to feel whiplash as our safety guidance ebbs and flows with the rate of COVID-19 cases in our community Check out the questions below to learn how to handle in-person meetings and gathering safely Can in-person meetings resume Yes So long as the following guidelines are followed: Meeting…more
  • Resources available: What to do if someone in your home has COVID-19

    COVID-19 remains in our community Review what to do and what precautions to take if you or someone in your household has COVID-19 These resources—available to help you, our patients, and our community—are provided below Read about it: Keep kids safe if someone in your home has COVID-19 What to do if someone in your…more

Safety in action—Photos

Safety in action

Send us your photos!

Email with your own safety photos showing how you’re social distancing, rocking your face shield, or keeping your work space clean.

Remember: Make sure any photos you take do not include any sensitive information or images of patients or visitors.