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University of Iowa News Release

June 3, 2005

UI Hospitals And Clinics To Host Japanese Hospital Leaders

A group of nine physician-executives from Japan will attend a special health care administration seminar the week of June 6-10 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The Japanese delegation will receive a series of presentations and tours during their stay. UI Hospitals and Clinics leaders will instruct the group on topics such as the overall U.S. health care system, health care financing, risk management and quality initiatives. The seminar participants will visit numerous areas of UI Hospitals and Clinics, including the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI, the Center of Excellence in Image Guided Radiation Therapy, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and operating rooms.

Ken Kimura, M.D., a UI professor emeritus of surgery now living in Hawaii, helped organize the seminar. Attendees include hospital CEOs, hospital directors and vice-hospital directors. Translators will be available throughout the program to assist the visitors.

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 http://www.uihealthcare.com.

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, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.