• Will Kohn

    Will Kohn photo in PICU close up

    Will was diagnosed at 22 months in-utero with HLHS. (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome) Since diagnosis Will has had 3 open heart surgeries at UI Stead Family Childrens Hospital and is currently on the heart transplant list.

  • Family Blog: Amy Hartje

    Raylan Wauters photo ratio

    "So thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this magnificent gift you've given us."

  • Parent Blog: Gina Ten Pas

    John Ten Pas

    "The care is focused on the individual patient. Never once did I ever feel like a number."

  • Parent Blog: Skylar Hardee

    Skylar Hardee

    "Every time I hear someone say, 'I have an appointment in Iowa City,' I tell them, 'You're in good hands.'”

  • Finding His Way

    Leighton and Jarron Weber photo

    Having a multidisciplinary pediatric cancer team in place made a difficult situation a bit easier for the Weber family.

  • Madison

    Ross Family

    Our youngest daughter, Madison, was born with partial trisomy [a genetic disorder in which a person has part of an extra copy of chromosome 13], which has led to multiple health needs. Being able to utilize telehealth services at our local Child Health Specialty Clinics regional center enables me...

  • Parent Blog: Jessica Flanscha

    "I will pick [University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital] every time we need specialized care."

    My daughter Katelyn broke her arm on Nov. 10, and our local doctor referred us to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. This was the first time any of my kids have ever needed hospital services or had surgery, and I have to say the experience was amazing, from start to finish.

  • Parent Blog: Ashley Feldman

    "The nurses make you feel like they are part of your family and that they care about your child as much as you do. The staff was so reassuring in some of the scariest times."

  • Parent Blog: Sara Etringer

    Mya Etringer photo

    We feel at home, even when we are hospitalized for weeks at a time. Read more about Mya's story.

  • Springville girl experiences 'amazing recovery' after spinal injury

    Laurel Schaul with Kingsley Abode-Iyamah, MD

    Laurel had developed a spinal epidural hematoma – a buildup of blood in her upper spine that was compressing the spinal cord – after being injured while playing with friends.

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