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Winner of 2018 ICU Design Citation Award presented to University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the American Institute of Architects.

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in Iowa that is nationally ranked for pediatric care by U.S. News and World Report. Read our June 14, 2022 news release.

  • 26 in neonatology 
  • 38 in pediatric cancer 
  • 23 in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology 
  • 27 in pediatric nephrology 
  • 38 in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery 
  • 36 in pediatric orthopedics 
  • 50 in pediatric pulmonology 

The annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. 

UI Stead Family Children's Hospital and the UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics are recognized nationally for a number of achievements.

Pediatric researchers at the University of Iowa have a long history of breakthrough discoveries in both the clinical and laboratory setting. Meet members of our research team: