• Landon Wilkerson

    Landon Wilkerson

    Landon was born with only one kidney and several other complications that led immediately to kidney failure. Hospitals near his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were not able to care for pediatric kidney patients, so his family discussed moving back to Iowa—where his mother was from originally—so Landon could receive care at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

  • University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital patient family visits Capitol Hill to urge Congress to safeguard Medicaid for kids

    Ellie Schmidt of Center Point, Iowa, age 9

    The Schmidt family speaks on behalf of 30 million children reliant on Medicaid

  • End-of-Chemo Party

    Katie's chemo party

    At University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, when a child completes chemotherapy, we celebrate with a special party!

  • Masks of courage

    Macaulay Townsend with his mask

    Macaulay Townsend came up with “courage masks” to minimize the stress and emotional strain of children throughout their hospital experience.

  • Parent Blog: James Foix

    James Foix in his baby crib

    "To begin to explain everything this hospital has done and continues to do for us, I would end up writing a novel."

  • I spy with my little eye

    I spy with my little eye photo of child watching construction

    The construction crew and Child Life team had a special surprise for patients and visitors at UI Stead Family Children's Hospital this holiday season.

  • Snow ball

    Child attending the Frozen Event

    On Jan. 31, our Child Life staff threw a Snow Ball for our pediatric inpatients and their families. Kids had the chance to participate in a variety of activities, dance, and visit with some very special "Frozen" characters.

  • Looking back, moving forward

    Myat Haggart Family from New York

    For years, Myat Haggart’s parents have been searching for answers. Myat, a 10-year-old living in New York City, has been blind since age 5. He also wears bilateral hearing aids to help with hearing loss and has other health issues.

  • Gentler Method of Dialysis Gives Toddler and Family More Mobility

    Charlie Flemming and his sister

    Gentler method of dialysis gives toddler and family more mobility.

  • Jayden Umthum’s story

    Jayden Umthum

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