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Virtual tours give preview of new U. Iowa children's hospital

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The University of Iowa adds another hospital to their medical family.

The children's hospital is near completion and will officially open its doors in December.

Hospital staff are discussing the new building at the Iowa Arts Festival, and offering virtual tours with special glasses.

The tour shows what the four different floors will look like.

"People wanna see it. I mean, especially in Iowa City if you're from the area, you see it being built," said Lauren Bogle, a children's hospital events assistant. "Everyone's like, really excited about it. And so now, I think being able to get four floors... and a glimpse of it, it's really neat. We've had people's reactions are amazing so far."

According to organizers, staff will spend the summer traveling around the state to talk about the hospital.

Along the way, they will encourage people to write notes to future patients as a welcome to the new hospital.

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