A Message from Leadership
With health care changing rapidly in Iowa and the
nation and the need to ensure safe, high-quality
health care with a commitment to service excellence,
it is more important than ever for UI Health Care to
reach out, make connections, and build bridges—across our organization
and the university, throughout the state, and around the world.
This report features examples of the ways we
have been building those bridges and creating
those connections—through our patient care,
education, and research missions.
The stories in this report represent some of the
most important work done in the past year as
part of our commitment to serve the people of
Iowa and beyond, including:
Building a partnership with three major health
systems in Iowa to form the UI Health Alliance.
This network of quality providers will serve a
substantial portion of the state’s population, improving
the health of patients and communities.
Bridging our world-class care from the main
campus of UI Hospitals and Clinics to the new
primary and specialty care clinics at UI Health
Care—Iowa River Landing. Located in Coralville,
Iowa, the new facility is expected to eventually
accommodate 300,000 clinic visits annually.
Reaching out to rural physicians with a new
program in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver
College of Medicine to educate and train physicians
who are committed to serving rural
Connecting discoveries by UI Health Care
research scientists to solutions for some of the
world’s most perplexing diseases, including
cystic fibrosis, blinding eye disease, and diabetes.
Through these partnerships and the commitment
of UI Health Care faculty and staff, we remain
extremely confident in our ability to deliver outstanding
patient care, research, and education
to Iowa and the world.
Jean E. Robillard, MD
Vice President for Medical Affairs
University of IowaKenneth P. Kates, MBA
Associate Vice President
CEO, UI Hospitals and Clinics Debra A. Schwinn, MD
Dean, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver
College of Medicine