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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 7, 2003

Photo: Hospital Parking Ramp 1, which has been temporarily closed pending a structural review. Click the image for a high-resolution picture.

Parking Ramp 1 Closed

Routine maintenance on University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Parking Ramp 1 Wednesday uncovered certain structural concerns that require further evaluation. The ramp will be closed until a thorough structural engineering review is scheduled and conducted.

Hospital administrators are working continuously with staff in the UI's Parking and Transportation office to accommodate the parking needs of patients, visitors, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. Patients and visitors seeking to park in Ramp 1 will be redirected to Hospital Ramps 2, 3, and 4. Patients and visitors can continue to use valet parking, and additional patient parking needs will be accommodated as required.

Staff members who park in Lot 50 will be relocated to Ramp 3. Staff members who have handicapped permits in Ramp 1 will be relocated to Ramp 2. In addition, Parking and Transportation staff will be screening vehicles at all ramps to ensure that staff have appropriate parking placards.

The situation is being monitored daily and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Lundell, Joint Office for Marketing, Planning and Communications, 319-356-4303