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University of Iowa News Release

Dec. 22, 2005

Culver's Supports Children's Hospital Of Iowa

The owners of Culver's Restaurant in Coralville will donate 10 percent of their sales on Dec. 28 to Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The special event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Michael Artman, M.D., UI professor and head of pediatrics and physician-in-chief at Children's Hospital of Iowa, will work a shift behind the restaurant's counter from noon to 1 p.m., serving sundaes to customers.

"My wife, Cathy, and I appreciate the great care that kids receive at Children's Hospital of Iowa," said Ron Nove, owner of Culver's Coralville location. "We feel an obligation to give back to our community, and we know our support to Children's Hospital of Iowa will make a big impact in the lives of sick kids."

The first Culver's restaurant opened in Sauk City, Wis. in 1984 and paved the way for a truly unique quick-service restaurant. Each Culver's restaurant is built upon the family values of friendliness and old-fashioned charm. The Coralville Culver's location is now one of 300 restaurants in 15 states, and one of 21 locations in Iowa.

Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI Hospitals and Clinics is the state's longest-serving children's hospital. More than 130,000 children receive care at the Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network of outreach clinics each year.

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

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

CONTACTS: Media: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,; Program: Ron Nove, 319-545-8255