In memory of the children

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital’s Grief Services staff works to ease the hearts of families grieving the death of a child. Each July, the hospital hosts a Service of Remembrance for about 45 families to honor three different types of loss—babies who died before they were born,...

Jayden Umthum’s story

Jayden Umthum

Jayden Umthum, the final patient to move into the new hospital on March 25, 2017.

Next patient move into UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital: Saturday, March 25

Night time photo of building with purple lights

We are pleased to announce that the next move of patients into the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital will occur on Saturday, March 25.

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.

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.

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.

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