UI Stead Family Children's Hospital

The new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital will be designed as a healing environment that improves the health and well-being of children and their families.

Plans include expanding existing programs and developing new services on-site and throughout Iowa to meet the current and future needs of Iowa’s children. The guiding principle of the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital project is to create a system of care for Iowa’s children—bringing together services and resources as part of a comprehensive network.

Our goal is to help families be safe and healthy at home, in school, and in the community.

Project Details

Construction began:
Fall 2012

Target completion:
Summer 2016

Approximately $292 million – entirely funded through bonds, patient revenue, and private gifts. No tax dollars being used. 

South of, and connected to, the existing hospital

507,000 square feet in new construction plus 56,250 square feet of renovated existing space

Number of floors:

14 floors (12 above ground, 2 below ground)

University of Iowa Dance Marathon has pledged $5 million to the new building and the 11th floor will be called the University of Iowa Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer Center.