UI children’s hospital begins moving patients into new facility

University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

Saturday, Feb. 25, staff began moving in patients into the new UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. Construction of the new hospital began in the fall of 2012, and cost about $360 million.

“The new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is designed as a healing environment to minimize stress, encourage hope, and provide comfort,” the hospital wrote online.

The hospital has 14 floors and will benefit the patients and staff. The new hospital will improve the patient’s privacy, as all patients will have their own room. The private rooms also reduce the risk of spreading germs. Other benefits of the new hospital include a family friendly environment, state-of-the-art technology and new expanded services/treatment options.

“Every aspect of patient care has been designed to meet the needs of pediatric patients, including a care team with specialized training in caring for children,” the hospital wrote.

The Growl's Andrew Ball was a week-long patient at the hospital in 2014 after undergoing a scoliosis spinal fusion.

"The nurses at staff at the hospital were fantastic people who made the whole experience of being there so much easier," Ball said.

To learn more about the new UI Stead Family Children’s Hosptial and keep updated on their progress, visit them online.


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