On a ‘quest to just breathe’

Nina Alvarez meets doctor

After enduring close to 100 procedures to keep her airway open, a central Iowa teen is seeing potential for normalcy following a complex throat surgery at the University of Iowa in 2019.

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.

COVID-19 vaccines and teens with Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Infectious Disease Specialist Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD, answers questions about COVID-19 vaccinations for teens and continued mask safety.

Child Life creates a home within the Stead Family Children’s Hospital

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Patients in the Stead Family Children’s Hospital have been isolated in the hospital since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Child Life makes sure those kids can still have a life inside the hospital.

After nearly losing his arm in a go-kart crash, Todd is playing basketball again

Todd Peters and family

With advanced expertise and compassionate, family-centered care, our nationally ranked pediatric orthopedics team helped Todd regain full function in his arm.

COVID-19 and kids with Melanie Wellington, MD

Watch pediatric infectious disease specialist Melanie Wellington, MD answer questions about COVID-19 and kids.

Tiny device advances treatment for newborns with heart defect

Piccolo device on a person's hand

New, noninvasive procedure offers a safe alternative treatment for babies with patent ductus arteriosus.

‘Family vibe’ makes all the difference for 5-year-old’s kidney transplant care

Colton Egan 3 years post transplant

Iowa’s only pediatric dialysis and transplant program offered the experience the Egan family wanted.

Grinnell toddler becomes ‘social butterfly’ after open-heart surgery

Rohen Carberry laying on carpet floor

Watching your baby go into open-heart surgery is scary, but a Grinnell, Iowa, family says everyone at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital was so calm, confident, and caring that it made them feel at peace.

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