UI Hospitals and Clinics celebrates new clinic
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On Oct. 5, the leadership of University of Iowa Health Care, joined by government officials, business leaders and other guests, will formally dedicate the state’s newest ambulatory care clinic in the Iowa River Landing development in Coralville, Iowa.
An exterior view of the UI Hospitals and Clinics new Iowa River Landing clinic in Coralville.
Attendees will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour the nearly $73 million facility.
Faculty and staff of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – Iowa River Landing will also host a public open house on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. before officially opening the doors to care for patients on Monday, Oct. 8.
“This magnificent facility helps fulfill the broader University of Iowa missions of education and research, coupled with excellence in patient care,” says Sally Mason, president of the University of Iowa. “Today, we build upon our legacy of enhancing the health of communities across the state, a legacy that Iowans can indeed be very proud about.”
Located at 105 East Ninth Street, the clinic site is close to the intersection of First Avenue and Interstate 80.
A state-of-the art CT Scanner is one of many medical imaging units available for patients at the new clinic.
“The impact of this new facility for our patients will be enormous,” says Jean Robillard, M.D., UI vice president for medical affairs. “We will be providing our same high level of world-class health care in a brand new setting that is warm and welcoming, convenient and accessible, all delivered with excellent service.”
The services provided at the clinic will range from primary care, including general pediatrics and general internal medicine, to specialties such as cardiology, dermatology, urology and women’s health.
“We are excited that the development work is complete and that we can move forward with implementing this major enhancement of our teaching, research and patient care missions,” says Donna Hammond, Ph.D., acting dean of the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
A spacious and comfortable waiting area welcomes patients in the new clinic.
The clinic’s amenities include free, convenient parking, a coffee shop and nearby retail stores, restaurants and museums.
Kenneth Kates, M.B.A., CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics, adds, “Throughout the entire process, everyone worked intensively and collaboratively to ‘get it right’ – first, for patients and also, very importantly, for staff. Every effort was made to achieve our goals for an outstanding patient care environment with an emphasis on high quality, environmentally friendly construction without compromise.”
The clinic is projected to eventually accommodate up to 300,000 patient visits a year.
For more information, visit www.uihealthcare.org/IRL/.