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Friday, June 13, 2008

UI Hospitals and Clinics adjusts clinic schedules

Officials with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City announced today that they will continue staffing their patient care clinics as the Iowa River crests next Monday and Tuesday, but only for essential patient care.

Patients with appointments that are not considered essential will be contacted and receive assistance in re-scheduling their appointments.

Inpatient care is not affected at this point.

Meanwhile, hospital leaders are also exploring options to relieve congestion on the remaining access routes to UI Hospitals and Clinics in order to permit ambulances and supply trucks to reach Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center.

Hospital officials are discussing the creation of off-site parking locations and providing bus service to transport faculty and staff to work their work assignments at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Faculty and staff are also urged to carpool, use public transit or the university’s van pool service, and to bike or walk to work in order to reduce the number of vehicles traveling on crowded roadways.

More information is available online at

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STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,; Writer: Tom Moore