• Parent Blog: Katelyn Kelch

    McKinley Kelch, photo

    "We knew we were right where we were supposed to be and that UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital was the best place for us." – Katelyn Kelch

  • Parent Blog: Brad Dudley

    Ryne Dudley, photo

    "The friendliness of the staff and the genuine care for our son made our 97-day stay as good as it could be. We wouldn't have traded it for anywhere - or anyone - else." – Brad

  • Parent Blog: Kimberly Peper

    Alisa Peper, photo

    Our daughter, Alisa, had a duodenal atresia, which is a bowel obstruction, before she was born.

  • Celebrating our NICU nursing team

    NICU baby and nurse, photo

    "Our daughters were born 17 weeks premature. Although we've had a roller coaster of ups and downs, the one thing that's been amazing is the nursing staff."

  • Parent Blog: Amanda McMillin

    Eilidh McMillin, photo

    "Due to severe oligohydramnios – a deficiency in amniotic fluid – and fetal kidney abnormalities, specialists at other hospitals had informed us that she was unlikely to survive to her birth and, if born alive, that there was an even smaller possibility that she would live more than minutes to hours." – Amanda McMillin

  • Parent Blog: Angie Poulsen

    Leo Poulsen, photo

    "Cody Tigges, DO, was Leo's critical care physician while in the PICU. I cannot say enough great things about him and the PICU nurses, respiratory therapists, and residents." Angie Poulsen.

  • Parent blog: Dani and Joe Louison

    Joseph Louison, portrait

    Our child was diagnosed with hydrocephalus a few days after he was born. We were referred to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital after a few months because our son’s condition seemed to be getting worse.

  • Parent Blog: Leann Putz

    Anthony and Leann Portrait

    Leanne Putz came across “The Story of Ferdinand” when her son was at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Over the next 12 years, the story became a source of strength.

  • Parent Blog: Nicole Schneeberger

    Nicole Schneeberger's son, photo

    "I really would like to thank the pre-op and post-op staff from the operating room and on the 9th floor who cared for my son during such a scary time. They were truly amazing and I can’t thank them enough for being top-notch." -Schneeberger Scheeberger

  • Parent Blog: Andrea and Zac Smith

    Charlotte Smith portrait

    From the minute he arrived, he was so impressed with Iowa City and how they handled the situation and continued to keep us updated with Charlotte’s progress.