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CONTACT: TOM MOORE
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-3945
e-mail: thomas-moore@uiowa.edu

Release: March 17, 2000

MEDIA ADVISORY

UI to honor Children and Healthcare Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Specialists in the Children's Hospital of Iowa have planned a full week of special events in honor of Children and Healthcare Week, scheduled for March 19-25, 2000.

All week long, a special poster display will be placed in the Main Lobby of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In addition, special events are also scheduled daily throughout the week.

1:30 p.m., Monday, March 20, pediatric patients will deliver cookies that they have baked to the nurses who help take care of children in the Children's Hospital of Iowa.

1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, children and their health care providers will reverse roles. The children go to the "Doctors R Us Clinic" where they will dress up as doctors and nurses and pretend to care for the medical staff who normally cares for them.

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 22, a special guest will read books during Story Hour to children in the Patient's Library on 8th floor of the John Colloton Pavilion. This event is open to all patients, guests and visitors. To locate the Patient's Library, take Elevator "F" to the 8th floor. At 1:30 p.m., the Health Care Art event will be held.

1: 30 p.m., Thursday, March 23, professional photographer John Van Allen will help patients look their best during the "Look Good, Feel Better, Say 'Cheese' " photo session, Children can be made up, dress up and have their photographs taken.

1: 30 p.m., Friday, March 24, staff members will perform for their patients during the "Karaoke and Variety Show".

Unless otherwise noted, the events listed above are open only to children who are patients in the Children's Hospital of Iowa. For more information, or for assistance in covering these events, please contact Donna Rasley at (319) 356-1103, or Tom Moore at (319) 356-3945.