CONTACT: TOM MOORE
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Feb. 18, 2000
New otolaryngology facilities at Pomerantz Family Pavilion
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Journalists may obtain a sneak preview of the new, state-of-the-art
University of Iowa department of otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Institute
at the UI Hospitals and Clinics at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, on the second level
of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion.
"This is truly a premier, world-class facility," said Bruce Gantz,
UI professor and head of otolaryngology. "The combination of cutting
edge technology, advanced patient care, research and education makes this
a center of excellence that is unequaled anywhere."
The 40,000 square-foot institute is among the largest of its kind. Some
of its special features include separate waiting areas and examination rooms
for different groups of patients, including a location for pediatric patients.
Specialists will use advanced technology in the state-of-the-art examination
rooms to capture medical images, show the images to patients and archive the
images for use during return visits.
"These features are highly innovative. This institute makes it possible
to care for patients in a whole different way," said Gantz. "There
isn't anything like it anywhere else."
The institute also features a Cochlear Implant Center, a Balance Disorders
Center, an Assistive Listening Device and Hearing Aid Center, a Voice and
Swallowing Center, a Hereditary Hearing Loss Genetics Counseling Center, a
Craniofacial Reconstructive Center, and a Head and Neck Outcomes Center. There
are also eight sound booths and a nearby pharmacy.
Gantz will be available during the media open house to speak with reporters
and to demonstrate the unique features of the institute. For more information
about this media availability, contact Tom Moore at (319) 356-3945.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.