Families whose child has heart disease can meet other families through the Heart Friends Support Group. In addition to support, the group holds informative meetings and seeks to raise public awareness of congenital heart conditions.

Interested parents and families whose children are cared for at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital are encouraged to join.

We believe parents and family members know their children best. At UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital you are an equal partner on the pediatric health care team. We listen to you and your child so that we can work together to improve your child’s health and well-being.

The group's goals include:

  • providing emotional and educational support
  • holding informative meetings and supportive social gatherings
  • creating public awareness of congenital heart conditions

Interested parents and families whose children are cared for at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital are encouraged to join.

If you would like to get involved, contact us at:

Heart Friends Support Group
Trudy Pierick/Natalie Van Waning
UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiology
200 Hawkins Dr, 2801 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-3537
trudy-pierick@uiowa.edu
natalie-vanwaning@uiowa.edu