UI Stead Family Children's Hospital

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

Plans included 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 was to create a system of care for Iowa’s children—bringing together services and resources as part of a comprehensive network.

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

Project Details

Construction began:
Fall 2012

Completed:
Spring 2017

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

Location:
South of (and connected to) the existing hospital.

Size:
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 pledged $5 million to the new building and the 11th floor is called the University of Iowa Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer Center.