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Sept. 10, 2007

Public tour of UI Women's Health Center set for Sept. 16

A community open house for the new University of Iowa Women's Health Center is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, on the third level of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics, the state's only comprehensive academic health center.

The UI Women's Health Center serves as the hub for women's health and home to obstetrics and gynecology. Using a multidisciplinary approach, UI Women's Health offers access to a women-focused health care team dedicated to providing quality patient care that meets the expectations of the women of today.

Free parking for the open house is available off Hawkins Drive in Hospital Ramps 2 or 4.

Visitors will be able to tour the more than 35,000-gross-square-foot facility, which includes an expanded number of ultrasound rooms, an array of state-of-the-art equipment and an expansive, welcoming reception area. Additional tours are also available of the adjacent internal medicine specialty clinics, bone densitometry, phlebotomy intake and pulmonary and interventional testing areas.

UI Women's Health encompasses a multitude of services, including:

--Primary care through obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine and internal medicine.

--The full spectrum of obstetric and gynecology specialty care from experts recognized in their field.

--One of the nation's leading reproductive medicine and endocrinology programs serving couples facing infertility issues:

--The contemporary, yet homelike UI Maternity Center:

--Services of special interest to women, including UI Heart and Vascular Care:; UI Breast Health:; and Women's Wellness and Counseling:

The facility represents the completion of a $39.6 million project that also includes a new Ambulatory Surgery Center, Medicine Specialty Clinics, Dermatology Clinic, Pulmonary Diagnostic and Interventional Services Area, Bone Densitometry and a Phlebotomy Intake Station.

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, UI Health Care, 319-356-3945,