CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: April 23, 2002
UI Hospitals and Clinics volunteers provide e-mail service for patients
Volunteer Services at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently
implemented a new service that uses e-mail to help patients stay in touch
with loved ones and friends.
Anyone can access the new "E-mail a Patient" service at Volunteer
Services' main Web page at www.uihealthcare.com/Volunteers or at the UI Health
Care Web site (www.uihealthcare.com) under "Information for Patients/Visitors.
Loved ones and friends can send e-mail greetings to any patient at UI Hospitals
and Clinics. Volunteers print out and hand-deliver the messages on colorful
bordered paper to patients during regular business hours. Patients and their
family members may send their own responses by using computers located in
the Patients' Library and other areas throughout the hospital. Early response
to the program remains positive and the service is becoming a popular means
for communicating best wishes.
The "E-mail a Patient" service is provided free of charge by Volunteer
Services. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at UI Hospitals
and Clinics at (319) 356-2515.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics
and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services
they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.