When UI Health Care – Iowa River Landing opened its doors ten years ago, the main campus at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics was filling up fast. UI Health Care needed to find a way to increase access for patients.
The solution: a new five-story ambulatory care clinic building in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing (IRL) development. The new location quickly became a hub for many routine outpatient visits and procedures, reducing pressure on the main UI Hospitals & Clinics campus.
Since then, UI Health Care – Iowa River Landing has grown considerably and now averages close to 20,000 patient visits per month. The clinic has expanded to 17 specialties and added a procedure suite and more clinical rooms. This increased capacity to accommodate more patient visits has been invaluable as the demand for UI Health Care’s services continues to grow.
Photos from Iowa River Landing ribbon cutting ceremony held October 8, 2012.
“We have space to accommodate more visits, and we’ve been able to improve the patient experience by making services convenient, such as blood draws starting at 7:15 a.m. Monday to Saturday,” says Steve Woodward, director of clinical services at UI Health Care – Iowa River Landing. “We also find the evening and Saturday hours are very helpful for patients who need flexibility.”
UI Health Care – Iowa River Landing serves as an example of how UI Health Care continues to grow to meet the needs of Iowans. In particular, patient access to cardiology, otolaryngology, and urology have improved significantly since specialty outpatient procedures were made available at the Iowa River Landing location.