UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital receives national certification for its efforts to reduce sleep-related deaths among infants

National certification for safe sleep

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Gold Certified Safe Sleep Hospital. This is the second time UI Stead Family Children’s has received this five-year certification for its commitment to teaching safe sleep best practices to families with infants.

Twins survive and thrive after premature birth

Leech family at their home

Iowa couple has been able to celebrate key milestones after their babies were born in 2020 at just 27 weeks’ gestation.

Watch Replay: Aug. 16 COVID-19 and Kids Q&A Facebook Live

Watch pediatrician Hao Tran, MD, FAAP, answer your questions and concerns regarding going back to school, COVID-19, and fall physicals and vaccinations.

‘A stronger sense of community’: new UI Center seeks to bridge gaps for Iowans with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Girl playing at CDD

One in six children are diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), such as autism and attention-deficit disorder, and more than 1.5% of the population is diagnosed across the lifespan, into adolescence and adulthood—an especially common trend in rural areas.

‘Dr. Joy’: Effecting change for our children and our culture

Joyce Goins-Fernandez, PhD in her office

Whether counseling children, working with gifted students, diagnosing learning disabilities, or promoting social justice, Joy Goins-Fernandez, PhD, or “Dr. Joy” as she’s known, is passionate about helping others.

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.