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Oct. 18, 2007

Deemed status of UI Hospitals and Clinics restored

University of Iowa Health Care leaders announced Wednesday, Oct. 17, that they have received notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) regional office in Kansas City, Mo., that CMS has restored the deemed status of Iowa's only comprehensive academic health center.

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (IDIA) conducted a full survey of UI Hospitals and Clinics at the request of CMS in August 2007.

The IDIA completed an unannounced return visit on Oct. 15 and 16, 2007, to confirm that staff had complied with the hospital's corrective action plan.

The CMS response arrived by fax late this morning. Regaining deemed status means that CMS now considers UI Hospitals and Clinics to meet federal regulations through its accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, UI Physicians 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 Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3956, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu