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.


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.

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.

Emotional abuse, neglect may be more harmful long-term than physical, sexual abuse

In a study with former colleagues in Australia and Italy, Lane Strathearn highlights long-term effects of emotional abuse and neglect on children spanning more than 20 years, saying these effects may be worse than those of physical or sexual abuse.

The greatest threat to our children’s health is not COVID-19

Dr. Rami Boutros discusses the greatest risk to children under his care is not COVID-19; it is failing to complete their well-child checks and receive vaccinations.