Official Opening Set

hospital at night photo

We are pleased and excited to announce that we will begin moving into the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Outsmarting Pediatric Cancer

UI doctors try out a groundbreaking “liquid biopsy” to predict where cancer will develop.

UI Study Shows Youth Flag Football May Not be Safer than Tackle

Two boys playing flag football

No tackling doesn't mean fewer injuries in youth football according to a new study from University of Iowa researchers.

ImproveCareNow earns Drucker Prize for tackling IBD

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is the only ImproveCareNow center in Iowa.

Newly accredited Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program is the first of its kind in Iowa

A two-year clinical fellowship to provide surgeons a wide variety of pediatric surgical complications.

Change of date for move-in/opening of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

UI Stead Family Children's Hospital will open early 2017.

Hayden Despenas

Hayden Despenas portrait

Hayden was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), a rare form of muscular dystrophy, in 2012. He wants to help other children with muscular dystrophy by raising money for research. Hayden also serves as an honorary firefighter with the Mason City Fire Department.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

For the first time, the 100 Great Iowa Nurses honor a mother and daughter in the same year.

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