Building Update

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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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News

Families in central Iowa now have access to pediatric kidney care close to home

UnityPoint Health® – Blank Children’s Hospital and University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital have collaborated on providing full-time pediatric nephrology (kidney) care in Des Moines.

Helmet helps Riverside teen avoid serious injury when bike collides with truck

An avid mountain biker, Elisha sensed instantly that his brakes weren’t going to stop his momentum in time. Impact came seconds later.

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Ranks in U.S. News & World Report 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals

For the tenth consecutive year, University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country, and the only one in Iowa nationally ranked for pediatric care, for 2018-19. The hospital ranked nationally in pediatric cancer, neonatology, pediatric nephrology, and pediatric orthopedics.

Celebrating 20 years

Established in 1998, the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and Family Advisory Council (FAC) have made a significant impact on UI Stead Family Children's Hospital.