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Release: May 11, 2001

Employment opportunities remain strong at UI Hospitals and Clinics

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Despite challenges facing the University of Iowa in light of a proposed reduction of its appropriation from the state legislature, employment opportunities remain strong at UI Hospitals and Clinics, according to officials there.

"We are projecting that the modest growth in volume and revenue we have experienced this year will continue into fiscal year 2002 and that our budget will actually grow," said Ann Madden Rice, associate director and chief financial officer at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Such financial stability allows UI Hospitals and Clinics to allocate funds for salaries, benefits and recognition targeted to retaining current staff and to recruit new staff.

"We are actively recruiting health care professionals and will continue to do so," said Diana Leventry, director of staff relations and development at UI Hospitals and Clinics. "We remain committed to being the employer of choice in the region."

UI Hospitals and Clinics currently has openings for many different classifications, including nurses, nursing assistants, lab and radiology personnel, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, respiratory care staff, and various clerical positions. The number of patients who come to UI Hospitals and Clinics to receive health care continues to increase, and the need for staff to help care for those people is also rising. Hospital leaders are also pursuing the acquisition of technology that enables caregivers to become more efficient.

"Our pay scale and benefits package remain highly competitive," said John Staley, associate director and chief operating officer of UI Hospitals and Clinics. "While the state appropriation reductions do have an impact upon us, we remain committed to our core missions of providing world class patient care, teaching and research."

For more information about employment opportunities at UI Hospitals and Clinics, call (319) 356-2008 or visit online at www.uihealthcare.com.

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