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CONTACT: ANGIE TRACHTA
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-7059
e-mail: angela-trachta@uiowa.edu

Release: Sept. 26, 2000

Cardiology outreach clinic to open at Marengo Memorial Hospital

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Area residents will have access to a full complement of heart disease diagnostic services beginning Oct. 12, when a cardiology outreach clinic opens at Marengo Memorial Hospital.

Sponsored by Marengo Memorial Hospital and UI Heart Care, a component of University of Iowa Health Care, the cardiology clinic will be staffed by Ricardo Guerra, Jr., M.D., a board-certified physician in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Guerra specializes in both noninvasive and invasive cardiology and the medical management of cardiovascular diseases.

Guerra will staff the Marengo Memorial Hospital cardiology clinic the second Thursday of each month in the afternoon. Marengo Memorial Hospital is located at 300 W. May Street.

To schedule an appointment, patients and families should call Marengo Memorial Hospital at (319) 642-5543. Additional information about UI Heart Care services is available by calling (319) 384-7231.

This outreach clinic is coordinated and made possible by the physicians and staff of University of Iowa Clinical Outreach Services, which coordinates specialty services in towns and cities throughout the state.

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.