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University of Iowa Media Advisory

March 2, 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gift To Fund Children's Hospital Of Iowa Family Suite

WHAT: Wal-Mart and Sam's Club associates will perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony and take tours of the new Children's Hospital of Iowa Family Suite in the Helen K. Rossi Volunteer Guest House.

WHEN: 1 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2005

WHERE: 4th level, General Hospital (Take Elevator C), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

WHO: Representatives of Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and Children's Hospital of Iowa. 

WHY: Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores raised more than $1 million to build the Children's Hospital of Iowa Family Suite to provide lodging for families to stay near their hospitalized children.

CONTACT: Lisa Baum, Children's Miracle Network, 319-335-8447.

Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City is the state's longest-serving children's hospital. More than 130,000 children receive care at the Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network of outreach clinics each year.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI 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 www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu