CONTACT: TOM MOORE
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 2, 2000
UI Rheumatology Clinic is moving to new location
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Rheumatology Clinic at the University of Iowa Hospitals
and Clinics will move into its new location adjacent to the Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinic on the lower level of the John Pappajohn Pavilion on Monday, June 5,
"Our new location is ideal," said Robert Ashman, M.D., director
of the Division of Rheumatology in the department of internal medicine. "The
new clinic is adjacent to both the Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic and the Rehabilitation
Therapies facility, which will certainly be very convenient for our patients."
Ashman further noted that the new clinic "will certainly enhance our
ability to carry out our three-part mission of providing outstanding patient
care, conducting pioneering research and teaching the next generation of health
care professionals, all in a world-class setting."
As part of development of the Rheumatology Clinic, a new multidisciplinary
gait analysis laboratory was developed in space adjacent to the clinic. The
laboratory facility is a collaborative effort of the Physical Therapy Graduate
Program, the department of orthopaedic surgery and the University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics. The gait analysis laboratory will be co-directed by
Richard A. Brand, M.D., of the department of orthopaedic surgery, and H. John
Yack, Ph.D., PT, of the Physical Therapy Graduate Program.
American Prosthetics and Orthotics, which assists patients requiring prosthetic
or orthotic services, will also move from its current location in the lower
level of the Roy Carver Pavilion to new facilities within the Rheumatology
Patients with appointments in the Rheumatology Clinic, gait analysis laboratory
and American Prosthetics facilities may prefer to park in Ramp IV, which is
adjacent to the John Pappajohn Pavilion and the Pomerantz Family Pavilion.
Rheumatology patients can also check in for their appointments at the registration
desk in the Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic, located on the lower level of the
John Pappajohn Pavilion.
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.