• Parent blog: Miranda and Nate Atkinson

    Harper and Dr. Joshua Bolt

    "All of our doctors are great but Dr. Joshua Holt (orthopedics) is stand out-top notch. Harper sees him more than any other provider."—Miranda and Nate Aktinson

  • A skin graft—and a little distraction—helps to save Jonathan’s badly injured finger

    Jonathan Mcdermott sitting at a keyboard for physical therapy

    Emergency room doctors thought Jonathan’s finger might need to be amputated, but UI Health Care hand surgeon Lindsey S. Caldwell, MD, knew how to save it.

  • Parent blog: Jacki Brown and Herschel Edwards

    Ethan Edwards, photo

    We first became involved with University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital 12 years ago when we learned our then-2-year-old son was born with scoliosis.

  • Parent Blog: Faith Mitts

    Aiden Mitts, portrait

    On April 22, 2018, Aiden was admitted with osteomyelitis – an infection in the bone – that started in his right knee then moved to his left ankle.

  • Specialized hip care keeps dancer on her toes

    Kiersten Latham jump

    When pain from hip dysplasia threatened to prevent Kiersten Latham from participating in her favorite activities, a team at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics worked with her to get her back in action.

  • 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: Amanda Byersdorfer

    Braden Byersdorfer

    "Our family will forever be grateful for the care and love that was shown to not only Braden but also to his entire family."

  • Parker Kress

    Parker Kress portrait

    In December 2014, then-13-year-old Parker Kress was experiencing pain in his right ankle and swelling in his calf. He was taken to a local emergency room, where an ultrasound found a mass on his ankle.

  • Carley Neustel

    Carley Neustel portrait

    Carley was rushed by helicopter to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital in September 2015 after a farm accident nearly severed both of her legs below the knees. She had also sustained a broken arm and a large cut on her scalp.

  • Makayla Bell

    Makayla Bell portrait

    Makayla was born three weeks premature at UI Stead Family Children's Hospital with additional birth defects. The doctors diagnosed her with OEIS syndrome, which occurs in just one of 300,000 infants. Once Makayla was born, a team of pediatric specialists worked together to develop a plan of care and she had her first surgery at just five days old.