Building Update

Building Elevated View

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is designed as a healing environment that improves the health and well-being of children and their families. Plans include expanding existing programs and developing new services on-site and throughout Iowa to meet the current and future needs of Iowa’s children.

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Watchful parents assist with eye tumor diagnosis

Alexandra Vaughn and Benjamin Hoy noticed a difference in the reflections between their young son's left eye and right eye. Getting him quickly to a pediatric eye specialist may have saved his life from an aggressive tumor.

Can Probiotics Prevent Deadly Infections in Preemies?

Babies who receive antibiotics have an increased risk for developing NEC—whereas breastmilk, which is teeming with live bacteria, dramatically protects preemies from the disease.

Forbes again ranks UI Health Care among ‘America’s Best Employers’

For the fourth year in a row, Forbes magazine has included University of Iowa Health Care in its annual listing of the nation’s top employers.

National Award for ICU Design Presented to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

The hospital’s focus on patient- and family-centered care is apparent throughout the unit, including architectural elements, décor, floor plan and room design.