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.


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.

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital ranks in U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital - Iowa's only nationally ranked children's hospital - is listed among the nation’s best in five specialties, according to the new 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today by U.S. News & World Report.

Neonatal transport program makes NICU expertise accessible to all Iowans

Families in Iowa can rest easy knowing when the unimaginable does happen, they now have improved access to the state’s only Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital through a newly expanded neonatal medical transport service.

Telehealth helps patients meet with care team without leaving home

Patients with non-critical needs can now meet with members of their care team without sacrificing care via telehealth. Though it gained popularity through the pandemic, the use of telehealth will continue in some capacity post-pandemic.