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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

Airplane joins AirCare service

A sleek, powerful new airplane puts an emergency room in the sky as UI Health Care’s first fixed-wing air ambulance.

The Richard O. Jacobson Foundation gives $4.5 million to improve pediatric specialty care for Iowa’s children

A $4.5 million gift from the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation will fund two endowed chairs in the UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at the Carver College of Medicine, and help expand specialty pediatric services in Des Moines in collaboration with Blank Children's Hospital.

Newborn twins with Menkes disease and their experimental copper treatment

With time ticking away, clinicians scramble to save newborn twins from the disease that took their brother.

Minnesota boy is 'frequent flyer' for clinical trial at UI Clinical Research Unit

Once a week, Ben Schussler boards a plane for his experimental treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). This clinical trial is testing whether a new therapy will change the progression of DMD. Our researchers are working to improve the outcomes for those diagnosed with DMD.