CONTACT: TOM MOORE
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 30, 2000
Dean Borg accepts new job responsibilities
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Health Care officials have announced
that Dean Borg, the director of the office of public information in the University
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics since 1973, has accepted a new assignment.
Borg, 62, will continue his association with University of Iowa Health Care,
but will now also share an assignment with the University of Iowa office of
university relations. His responsibilities will include projects related to
health care issues and outreach efforts on a statewide level.
"Through this change we are able to leverage the opportunities to use
Dean's skills for the continued benefit of University of Iowa Health Care,
as well as enhancing the overall position of the University of Iowa,"
said R. Edward Howell, director and CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and
Clinics. "At the same time, this change will also provide a focus for
the very important media relations functions within University of Iowa Health
Borg will serve as a correspondent and producer with WSUI-AM and KSUI-FM,
covering health care topics and state political developments. He will continue
to produce and host "University Update," a program focused upon
University of Iowa news that is broadcast during the half time period of University
of Iowa men's basketball games. He will also produce and host several radio
programs with University of Iowa Health Care specialists, as well as assisting
the production of the Children's Miracle Network telethon broadcast from the
Children's Hospital of Iowa.
"This new assignment is perfect for me," said Borg. "I truly
have the best of both worlds. I'll still be involved in reporting on health
care, and now I'll also be able to focus on another passion of mine, politics.
I'm also going back to my broadcasting roots, so this represents an ideal
opportunity in many ways."
"Dean has long been recognized as a leader in the field of public information,"
said John Staley, Ph.D., chief operating officer of the University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics. "He has received numerous awards and served as
an officer in professional organizations throughout his career. We know he
will continue to excel and to serve Iowans at the highest level of performance
and with his trademark dedication."
Borg will begin his new duties July 1.
NOTE TO EDITORS: The media relations functions that were formerly shared
between the Office of Public Information will now be transferred to the Joint
Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications. Members of the media who
are seeking information regarding patient conditions may still call 319-356-2731.
Those who wish to arrange to cover stories in the University of Iowa Hospitals
and Clinics should call Tom Moore at 319-356-3945.