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University of Iowa News Release


April 26, 2006

Local Culver's Restaurant Supports UI Children's Hospital

The owners of Culver's Restaurant in Coralville will donate 10 percent of their sales on Friday, May 18, to University of Iowa Children's Hospital 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 UI Children's Hospital, and John Brandecker, UI Children's Hospital administrator, 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 UI Children's Hospital," said Ron Nove, owner of the Culver's Coralville location. "We feel an obligation to give back to our community and know our support to UI Children's Hospital 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 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 350 restaurants in 15 states.

UI Children's Hospital serves children and their families at its main campus in Iowa City and satellite clinics in communities throughout Iowa. A 165-bed "hospital within a hospital," UI Children's Hospital benefits from the sophisticated services and comprehensive resources of UI Hospitals and Clinics. Child magazine ranks UI Children's Hospital among the top 20 children's hospitals in the nation.

For more information about how to help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier at 319-335-9003. You can also learn more about Children's Miracle Network and Children's Hospital of Iowa 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

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,