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. If you would like to learn more about UI Stead Family Children's Hospital click here.

Project Details

Construction began:
Fall 2012

Spring 2017

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