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University of Iowa News Release


Dec. 29, 2006

UI Hospitals And Clinics Reports Annual Service Statistics

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics faculty and staff continued their active record of service to Iowans in 2006.

The record of service for fiscal year 2005-2006 shows UI Hospitals and Clinics admitted 27,282 acutely ill patients during the year. A total of 1,609 newborns came into the world at Children's Hospital of Iowa within UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Clinic visits to UI Hospitals and Clinics, UI Community Medical Service locations and UI Health Care outreach sites totaled 856,848, an increase from 851,220 the year before.

"Our faculty and staff are truly living up to our standards of providing innovative care, excellent service and exceptional outcomes," said Donna Katen-Bahensky, director and chief executive officer of UI Hospitals and Clinics. "I can say without hesitation that all of us expect even bigger achievements in 2007."

Surgeons at Iowa's only academic medical center performed 21,008 major surgical operations, compared to 20,820 a year ago. That figure includes 391 organ and tissue transplants, an increase of 51 from the 2005 figure. Specialists also performed 73,959 minor surgeries.

Other major developments include:

--Cancer specialists in the state-of-the-art Center of Excellence in Image-Guided Radiation Therapy became the first in Iowa to use four-dimensional radiation treatment technology for patients with cancer.

--Generous support from faculty, staff and volunteers for community organizations such as the United Way and those affected by Hurricane Katrina and the Iowa City tornado.

--The Rapid Response Team was named a state and national Mentor Institution for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 100,000 Lives campaign.

The Emergency Treatment Center and Level I Trauma Center reported 35,069 visits from patients in 2005, compared to 32,768 visits in 2005.

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

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