Iowa's only comprehensive children's hospital

Aerial view of the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital building

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is a national leader in pediatric medicine. Learn more about our hospital.


Back in Black: One Kid Captain's unlikely return to the field

When Kelby Telander took to the field at Kinnick Stadium as a Kid Captain during the program’s first season in 2009, he thought it was a once-in-a-lifetime shot.

University of Iowa Health Care Joins New NORD Rare Disease Centers of Excellence Network

University of Iowa Health Care has been designated a National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) Rare Disease Center of Excellence, joining a highly select group of 31 medical centers across the country which serve as part of an innovative network seeking to expand access and advance care and research for rare disease patients in the United States.

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital receives national certification for its efforts to reduce sleep-related deaths among infants

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Gold Certified Safe Sleep Hospital. This is the second time UI Stead Family Children’s has received this five-year certification for its commitment to teaching safe sleep best practices to families with infants.

Twins survive and thrive after premature birth

Iowa couple has been able to celebrate key milestones after their babies were born in 2020 at just 27 weeks’ gestation.